Beaverton, Oregon

related topics
{city, population, household}
{area, community, home}
{law, state, case}
{land, century, early}
{company, market, business}
{city, large, area}
{area, part, region}
{game, team, player}
{household, population, female}
{system, computer, user}
{county, mile, population}
{ship, engine, design}
{village, small, smallsup}

Beaverton is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States, seven miles (11 km) west of Portland in the Tualatin River Valley. As of 2008, its population is estimated to be 86,205,[3] almost 14% more than the 2000 census figure of 76,129. This makes it the second-largest city in the county and Oregon's sixth-largest city. In 2010, Beaverton was named by Money magazine as one of the 100 "best places to live", among smaller cities, in the country.[4][5]



According to Oregon Geographic Names, Beaverton got its name because of the settlement's proximity to a large body of water resulting from beaver dams.

The area of Tualatin Valley which became Beaverton was originally the home of a Native American tribe known as the Atfalati which settlers mispronounced as Tualatin. The Atfalati population dwindled in the latter part of the 18th century, and the prosperous tribe was no longer dominant in the area by the 19th century when settlers arrived.[6]

19th century

The natives had a village called Chakeipi, meaning Place of the Beaver, and early settlers referred to it as "Beaverdam". Early settlers include the Hall Family from Kentucky, the Denneys who lived on their claim near present-day Scholls Ferry Road and Hall Blvd, and Orin S. Allen, from western New York.[6] Lawrence Hall purchased 640 acres (2.6 kmĀ²) in Beaverdam in 1847 and built a grist mill with his brother near present-day Walker Road. His was the first land claim in the area. He was soon followed by Thomas Denney in 1848, who came to the area and built its first sawmill. In 1860, a toll plank road from Portland to Beaverton was completed over a trail called Canyon Road.

Full article ▸

related documents
Grapevine, Texas
Overland, Missouri
Pflugerville, Texas
League City, Texas
Takoma Park, Maryland
Daphne, Alabama
Lumberton, Texas
Cleburne, Texas
Blaine, Minnesota
Ontario, Oregon
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Fairfax, Virginia
Warren, Michigan
Westland, Michigan
Bountiful, Utah
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Sugar Creek, Missouri
Massena, Iowa
Westbrook, Maine
Atoka, Oklahoma
Mounds View, Minnesota
Fritch, Texas
Madison Heights, Michigan
Kearney, Nebraska
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Grand Prairie, Texas
Boulder City, Nevada
North Liberty, Iowa
West Point, Utah