Greenville, Washington County, Oregon

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For other places with the same name, see Greenville, Oregon.
Greenville Road at Oregon 47

Greenville is an unincorporated historic community in Washington County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located approximately two miles south of Banks on Oregon Route 47.[2]

Greenville post office was established in 1871 and ran until 1907, when it was moved to the location of the former Banks post office and renamed Banks.[3] Greenville was likely a descriptive name for the verdant surroundings.[3]

At one time the community had a school, built in the 1870s, which as of 1990 was being used as a storage shed.[4] The area is part of the Forest Grove Rural Fire Protection District.[5]


  1. ^ "Greenville". 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. p. 21. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. pp. 154, 293. ISBN 0-87004-332-3. 
  5. ^ "County Bridges & Fire District Boundaries." (PDF). Washington County. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 45°35′34″N 123°06′51″W / 45.592891°N 123.114275°W / 45.592891; -123.114275