Molalla Prairie, Oregon

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Molalla Prairie
Hamlet of Molalla Prairie
Molalla Prairie is located in Oregon
Molalla Prairie
Molalla Prairie
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 45°7′44″N 122°35′56″W / 45.12889°N 122.59889°W / 45.12889; -122.59889Coordinates: 45°7′44″N 122°35′56″W / 45.12889°N 122.59889°W / 45.12889; -122.59889
Country United States
State Oregon
County Clackamas
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97038

Molalla Prairie is an unincorporated community, classified as a hamlet, of approximately 3,500 residents in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. The community is located south of Molalla.

In June 2009, 178 residents of the area signed petitions calling for a vote on forming a hamlet, hoping it would give the area more political clout on issues such as opposition to a natural gas pipeline through the area and agritourism.[1] In March 2010, residents within the boundaries of the proposed hamlet voted in favor of formation by a 75–60 vote.[2] On April 1, 2010, the hamlet came into existence after the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners approved the formation.[3]


  1. ^ Tims, Dana (January 6, 2010). "Molalla Prairie people tap into hamlet program". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ Monroe, Bethany (March 11, 2010). "Voters approve Hamlet of Molalla Prairie". Molalla Pioneer. Retrieved June 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ Monroe, Bethany (April 1, 2010). "County approves formation of Molalla hamlet". Molalla Pioneer. Retrieved June 11, 2010. 

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