• Home
  • /
  • City
  • /
  • 15 Amazing And Interesting Facts About Dayton, Oregon, United States

15 Amazing And Interesting Facts About Dayton, Oregon, United States

Dayton is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 15 amazing and interesting facts about Dayton, Oregon, United States.

1. The population was 2,534 at the 2010 census.

2. The city was founded in 1850 by Andrew Smith and Joel Palmer.

3. Palmer, who also served as superintendent of Indian affairs for Oregon, built a flour mill there. Dayton was named for Smith’s hometown, Dayton, Ohio.

4. Dayton post office was opened in 1851, with Christopher Taylor serving as postmaster.

5. There are many historic landmarks throughout the city.

6. The oldest standing structure is the Joel Palmer House, built in 1852 or 1857.

7. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places since March 16, 1987, and has been painstakingly restored.

8. Since 1996, it has been home to a four-star restaurant of the same name as the historic house.

9. Nearby, in Courthouse Square Park, is the Fort Yamhill Block House, which was brought to Dayton in 1911 to prevent its demolition.

10. The structure had been built by Willamette Valley settlers on Fort Hill in the Grand Ronde Valley in 1855 and 1856.

11. John G. Lewis, a citizen of Dayton, secured permission from authorities to move the logs to Dayton, where they were reassembled.[

12. Dayton is located in the Willamette Valley, approximately 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Portland and seven miles (11 km) east of McMinnville.

13. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.84 square miles (2.18 km2), all of it land.

14. Sometime in the late 19th century to early 20th century, land was donated for the construction of a city hall and library by a community member named Mary Gilkey. The current city hall and library used to be a firehouse. The library is part of the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service.

15. Dayton has three schools within the Dayton School District: Dayton Grade School, Dayton Middle School and Dayton High School.

Spread the love

Leave a Reply