Cloverdale, Lane County, Oregon

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Cloverdale is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is about 3 miles (5 km) northeast of Creswell on Oregon Route 222.[2]

Cloverdale was the site of one of the first sawmills in Lane County, built in 1851.[3] A gristmill was added in 1852.[3] A townsite was laid out at Cloverdale in 1855, but the plat was later canceled.[3] Cloverdale was considered a "thing of the past" as early as 1884.[3] At one time Cloverdale had a store,[3] and a school. The former Cloverdale Methodist Episcopal Church now serves as a wedding chapel.[4] The church was built in 1904, and later served Baptist and Mennonite congregations and then as a community hall.[4] The building was purchased by the McKinlay family in 1999 and restored.[4] The school building, constructed in 1911, is also still standing.[5]


  1. ^ "Cloverdale". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 47. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Walling, Albert G. (1884). Illustrated History of Lane County, Oregon. Portland, Oregon: A. G. Walling Publishing Company. pp. 445–446. OCLC 16672446. 
  4. ^ a b c Hollyer, Helen (May 5, 2010). "Cloverdale Chapel's craft sale proves to be a big draw". Creswell Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  5. ^ Hollyer, Helen (August 4, 2010). "Shared memories inspire Cloverdale School reunion". Creswell Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 

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Coordinates: 43°55′29″N 122°58′02″W / 43.924847°N 122.967302°W / 43.924847; -122.967302