Shaw was a station in the Waldo Hills between Macleay and Aumsville on the Oregonian Railway (later the Southern Pacific Railroad and today the Willamette Valley Railway). In 1881 the station was named "Waldo Hills" but the name was changed to "Shaw" in 1891 to match the post office.
- "Shaw". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. September 1, 1993. Retrieved 2010-01-08.
- Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 382. ISBN 0-87004-332-3.
- "History". Cascade Scenic Railway, Inc. Retrieved 2010-01-08.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) . Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 865. ISBN 978-0875952772.
- "Marion County Comprehensive Plan" (PDF). Marion County, Oregon. December 1, 2005. Retrieved 2010-01-08.
- May, Dean L. (1994). Three Frontiers: Family, Land, and Society in the American West, 1850-1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 199. ISBN 0-521-58575-9.
- Historic images of Shaw from Salem Public Library
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