The name of the community is said to have come from the wild cherries that grew in the area. Cherryville post office was established in 1884 and closed in 1958. In 1915 Cherryville had a population of 50, a public school, and a church. The church building is now gone, but the church cemetery still exists.
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- Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 29. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
- "Clackamas County, Oregon". Pioneer History to about 1900: Churches of Christ & Christian Churches in the Pacific Northwest. Northwest College of the Bible. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 195. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956.
- Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 621. ISBN 0-87004-332-3.
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