Canby, Oregon

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Canby is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 12,790 at the 2000 census. The 2007 estimate is 15,140 residents.[3]

Canby is the home of the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, where the annual Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo has been held since 1907.[4] The fairgrounds, located north of Oregon Route 99E, are used in August for the fair and year-round for other events.



Canby is named for Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, a Civil War general who was later killed in the Modoc War by Captain Jack and his group of warriors. The towns of Canby in Modoc County, California and Canby in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota are also named after him.

It was known as Baker's Prairie when it was first founded in 1857. The city was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 15, 1893.[5]

Canby was platted in 1870.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), all of it land.[7]

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