Glenwood, Washington County, Oregon

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Glenwood
Unincorporated community
Glenwood Store on Oregon Route 6
Glenwood Store on Oregon Route 6
Glenwood is located in Oregon
Glenwood
Glenwood
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 45°38′57″N 123°16′15″W / 45.64917°N 123.27083°W / 45.64917; -123.27083Coordinates: 45°38′57″N 123°16′15″W / 45.64917°N 123.27083°W / 45.64917; -123.27083
Country United States
State Oregon
County Washington
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97116
Area code(s) 503 and 971

Glenwood is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States, northwest of Forest Grove on Oregon Route 6.

The name Glenwood was first used for this locale around 1880.[1] Glenwood post office was established in 1886, though it was not always in the same location.[1] In the 1920s, the Gales Creek and Wilson River Railroad had a terminal station there named "Aagard" (or "Aagaard"[2]) after Olaf Aagard, owner of the Aagard Lumber Company.[1] The name of the station was soon changed to Glenwood to match the post office.[1]

Glenwood has a Forest Grove mailing address, but the Postal Service will deliver mail addressed to Glenwood, Oregon.[3] The ZIP code is 97116.[3]

Glenwood has a store,[4][5] and from 1957 until 1995, the community was the site of the Oregon Trolley Museum, which is now part of Antique Powerland in Brooks.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 407. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  2. ^ Burlington Northern Timetables. 1922. On file at Oregon Historical Society. One of four segments also included in "The Railroad Stations of Oregon" by Lewis L. McArthur and Cynthia B. Gardiner, 1996.
  3. ^ a b "USPS ZIP Code lookup". Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  4. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 167. ISBN 0-87004-332-3. 
  5. ^ Richard, Terry (April 11, 2008). "Milepost guide to Tillamook State Forest". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  6. ^ "Gales Creek & Wilson River Railroad and the Consolidated Timber Company". Abandoned Railroads of the Pacific Northwest. Retrieved 2009-12-11.