Greenberry, Oregon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The historic Willamette Grange on Greenberry Road.

Greenberry is an unincorporated community in Benton County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located on Oregon Route 99W about 8 miles south of Corvallis.[2]

Greenberry was a station on the Westside line of the Southern Pacific Railroad (now owned by Portland and Western) named for Green Berry Smith, a pioneer of 1845 who came with the Meek party and settled in Benton County in 1846.[3] He lived for a time on a farm in the area that bears his name.[3] Smith was usually called Greenberry despite his two given names.[3] Nearby Smith Hill is also named for him.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greenberry". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 33, 39. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 428, 888–889. ISBN 978-0875952772. 

Coordinates: 44°27′17″N 123°16′32″W / 44.454844°N 123.275654°W / 44.454844; -123.275654