Durham is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 10 fun and obscure facts about Durham, Oregon, United States.
1. Incorporated in 1966, the city is surrounded by Tigard and Tualatin and is adjacent to the Bridgeport Village shopping complex.
2. The population was 1,351 at the 2010 census.
3. The city was named for Albert Alonzo Durham, founder of the nearby town of Lake Oswego.
4. Durham operated a sawmill and a flour mill on Fanno Creek, which flows through the city, from 1866 until his death in 1898.
5. The site, located along the Boones Ferry Road to Portland, was originally known as Durhams Mills.
6. In 1908, the Oregon Electric Railway established a stop called Durham at the location.
7. Residents of the city voted for incorporation in 1966 to protect the location from industrialization of its residential areas. Today, the community is primarily residential.
8. Durham’s mayor is Gery Schirado and the city administrator is Linda Tate.
9. Children in the community attend the schools of the Tigard-Tualatin School District.
10. The city’s police protection is provided under contract by the Tualatin Police Department, and fire protection is provided by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.