Glenwood
Glenwood Store on Oregon Route 6
Glenwood
Glenwood
Location within the state of Oregon
Glenwood
Glenwood
Glenwood (the United States)
Coordinates: 45°38′57″N 123°16′15″W / 45.64917°N 123.27083°W / 45.64917; -123.27083Coordinates: 45°38′57″N 123°16′15″W / 45.64917°N 123.27083°W / 45.64917; -123.27083
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyWashington
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
97116
Area code(s)503 and 971

Glenwood is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States, northwest of Forest Grove on Oregon Route 6.

The name Glenwood was first used for this locale around 1880.[1] The post office was established in 1886 as "Glenwood", although it was not always in the same location.[1] In the 1920s, the Gales Creek and Wilson River Railroad had a terminal station nearby named "Aagaard"[2] (or "Aagard"[1]) after Olaf B. Aagaard, owner of the Aagaard Lumber Company.[1] The Gales Creek Logging Company also operated a site at or near this original mill.[citation needed] The name of the station was soon changed to Glenwood to match the post office.[1]

Multiple lumber companies operated in this area and one of these operations is thought to have been a possible cause of the start of the first Tillamook Burn fires. During the salvaging effort some of these companies joined together to form the Consolidated Timber Company, which helped provide lumber during World War II and provided employment for those willing to dare the dangerous conditions often employing gyppo loggers.[citation needed]

Glenwood has a Forest Grove mailing address, but the Postal Service will deliver mail addressed to Glenwood.[3] The ZIP code is 97116.[3]

The Glenwood Store[4][5] is no longer in operation.[citation needed]

From 1959 until 1995,[6] the community was the site of the Trolley Park museum, later renamed the Oregon Electric Railway Museum, which is now part of Antique Powerland in Brooks.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 407. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
  2. ^ Burlington Northern Timetables. 1922. On file at Oregon Historical Society. One of four segments also included in "The Railroad Stations of Oregon" by Lewis L. McArthur and Cynthia B. Gardiner, 1996.
  3. ^ a b "USPS ZIP Code lookup". Archived from the original on November 23, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2009.
  4. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 167. ISBN 0-87004-332-3.
  5. ^ Richard, Terry (April 11, 2008). "Milepost guide to Tillamook State Forest". The Oregonian. Retrieved December 11, 2009.
  6. ^ Young, Andrew D. (1997). Veteran & Vintage Transit, p. 90. St. Louis: Archway Publishing. ISBN 0-9647279-2-7.
  7. ^ "Gales Creek & Wilson River Railroad and the Consolidated Timber Company". Abandoned Railroads of the Pacific Northwest. Retrieved December 11, 2009.