Kings Valley, Oregon

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Isaac King's farm at Kings Valley

Kings Valley is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Benton County, Oregon, United States. It is located on the Luckiamute River and Oregon Route 223. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 65.[1]

Kings Valley was named after its first settler, Nahum King, who took out a land claim there in 1846.[2] A flour mill was built in the community in 1853. Kings Valley post office ran from 1855 to 1974.[3]

Fort Hoskins Historic Park is nearby, in the former community of Hoskins.

The Valley and Siletz Railroad formerly ran through Kings Valley.

The K-12 Kings Valley Charter School is located in Kings Valley.

The Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire, originally located in nearby Philomath, now takes place in Kings Valley every September.

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  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Kings Valley CDP, Oregon". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ David D. Fagan, History of Benton County, Oregon; Including its Geology, Topography, Soil and Productions...'' Portland, OR: A.G. Walling, 1885; pg. 324.
  3. ^ Lewis A. McArthur and Lewis L. McArthur, Oregon Geographic Names. Seventh Edition. Portland, OR: Oregon Historical Society Press, 2003; pg. ???.

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Coordinates: 44°42′25″N 123°26′00″W / 44.70694°N 123.43333°W / 44.70694; -123.43333