Blooming, Oregon

Coordinates: 45°29′14″N 123°03′04″W / 45.487338°N 123.051217°W / 45.487338; -123.051217
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St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Blooming is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States near the Tualatin River, about two miles south of Cornelius. Its elevation is 190 feet (58 m).[1] There are several plant nurseries in the area.

The Blooming area was originally known as "the German Settlement" for a group of German immigrants who had settled there.[2][3] Rev. Paul of St. Peter's Lutheran Church renamed the community "Blooming", for the area's flowers and as an indicator of the town's good prospects.[2] Blooming post office ran from 1895 to 1904.[2]

The center of the community was St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, which is the second-oldest congregation of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod in the Pacific Northwest.[3][4][5] The church was founded and the original church building constructed in 1882; a portion of the current church was built in 1923.[4]

Blooming has a Cornelius ZIP code.[6]


  1. ^ "Blooming". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. November 28, 1980. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
  3. ^ a b "Trinity Lutheran Church". The Volga Germans in Portland. Archived from the original on January 5, 2009. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  4. ^ a b Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 286. ISBN 0-87004-332-3.
  5. ^ "Principal's Welcome & Message". St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, Sherwood, Oregon. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  6. ^ "Location". Forest Hills Lutheran School. Archived from the original on November 3, 2009. Retrieved December 28, 2009.

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45°29′14″N 123°03′04″W / 45.487338°N 123.051217°W / 45.487338; -123.051217