Irving, Eugene, Oregon

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Irving was an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States, and now partly within the Eugene city limits. Irving was a station on the Southern Pacific Railroad's Valley Line between Eugene and Junction City, first named "Halletts" when the line was built in 1872.[1] J. L. Hallett had built the first 100 miles (160 km) of the line and supervised the construction of the rest of the line to Roseburg.[1] In 1876, the name of the station was changed to Irving, probably for William Irving, who was a settler in the area.[1] "Irvine" post office was established in January of the same year, and the name corrected to Irving in October; the post office ran until 1919.[1]

Irving Christian Church (now known as the Sonrise Christian Church) was moved from the Clear Lake area, two miles east of Fern Ridge Reservoir, in 1899.[2] Irving Elementary School is served by the Bethel School District.

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  1. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 208, 502. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  2. ^ "Church History: Lane County, Oregon". Pioneer History to About 1900: Churches of Christ & Christian Churches in the Pacific Northwest. Northwest College of the Bible. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 

Coordinates: 44°06′49″N 123°09′50″W / 44.11361°N 123.16389°W / 44.11361; -123.16389