Valby, Oregon

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Valby, Oregon
Valby, Oregon is located in Oregon
Valby, Oregon
Valby, Oregon
Valby, Oregon is located in the United States
Valby, Oregon
Valby, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°18′59″N 119°50′29″W / 45.31639°N 119.84139°W / 45.31639; -119.84139Coordinates: 45°18′59″N 119°50′29″W / 45.31639°N 119.84139°W / 45.31639; -119.84139
CountryUnited States
2,388 ft (728 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)458 and 541
GNIS feature ID1136860[1]
Coordinates and elevation from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)[1]

Valby is an unincorporated community in Morrow County, Oregon, United States. Valby is the site of a Swedish Lutheran church, built in 1897 by settlers of Swedish descent 5 miles (8 km) north of Eightmile.[2] The place name valby or vallby is Swedish for a community of sheepherders.[2] Eightmile is along Oregon Route 206 between Condon and Heppner.[3]

In 1983, an article in The Oregonian described the church and congregation as they were then. About 35 people, many of them descendants of the church founders, were traveling from as far away as 20 miles (32 km) to attend Sunday services conducted by a pastor from Heppner.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Valby". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  2. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 987. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
  3. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-89933-347-2.
  4. ^ Callister, Scotta (May 8, 1983). "A Beacon for the Faithful". The Sunday Oregonian. p. 122 – via NewsBank.