Molalla Prairie, Oregon

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Molalla Prairie
Hamlet of Molalla Prairie
Molalla Prairie is located in Oregon
Molalla Prairie
Molalla Prairie
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 45°7′44″N 122°35′56″W / 45.12889°N 122.59889°W / 45.12889; -122.59889Coordinates: 45°7′44″N 122°35′56″W / 45.12889°N 122.59889°W / 45.12889; -122.59889
Country United States
State Oregon
County Clackamas
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97038

Molalla Prairie is an unincorporated community, classified as a hamlet, of approximately 3,500 residents in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. The community is located south of Molalla.

In June 2009, 178 residents of the area signed petitions calling for a vote on forming a hamlet, hoping it would give the area more political clout on issues such as opposition to a natural gas pipeline through the area and agritourism.[1] In March 2010, residents within the boundaries of the proposed hamlet voted in favor of formation by a 75–60 vote.[2] On April 1, 2010, the hamlet came into existence after the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners approved the formation.[3]

In October 2014, all members of the hamlet's board of directors voted to resign and donate the hamlet's trust fund to the nearby hamlet of Beavercreek. The future of the community remains uncertain.[4]


  1. ^ Tims, Dana (January 6, 2010). "Molalla Prairie people tap into hamlet program". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ Monroe, Bethany (March 11, 2010). "Voters approve Hamlet of Molalla Prairie". Molalla Pioneer. Retrieved June 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ Monroe, Bethany (April 1, 2010). "County approves formation of Molalla hamlet". Molalla Pioneer. Retrieved June 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hamlet of Molalla Prairie Board of Directors minutes for October 2014" (PDF). October 7, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 

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