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|Founded by||George Huestis Colter|
|Named for||Jane Ada Grant and Ada Colter|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|Area code(s)||458 and 541|
Glenada was incorporated in 1912 and disincorporated in 1922, after the town's sawmills burned. Glenada was platted by George Huestis Colter (Coulter) in 1889. Colter purchased an unbroken mile of river frontage and combined the names of his wife, Jane Ada Grant, and youngest daughter, Ada Colter, to name the town of Glen-ada in their honor. The United States Postal Service condensed the name to Glenada.
Colter owned a large amount of land in the area, including four hundred and fifty lots in Glenada, one hundred and 60 acres (240,000 m2) in Fiddle Creek, and also one hundred and 60 acres (240,000 m2) within one mile (1.6 km) of the city of Florence. In addition to these valuable holdings, he owned over 60 acres (240,000 m2) of timber forests adjoining Glenada.
The Glenada Hotel was built to accommodate travelers and also housed the Colter family, costing $4,000 to build.
George Huestis Colter was born on June 12, 1854, in Nova Scotia to Daniel and Almira (Huestis) Colter, the former a native of County Sligo, Ireland, and the latter of Nova Scotia. George left Nova Scotia in 1869 and settled in San Francisco, California. Colter is buried in the Glenada Odd Fellows Cemetery, to which he donated the land and in which family plots were reserved. However, only one grandson, Dean Colter, who drowned, is buried next to him.
- Mittge, Kevin K. Tangled grass: the story of those buried in the Glenada, Oregon Odd Fellows Cemetery, Siuslaw Genealogical Society, Florence, OR, 2003