Newberg, Oregon

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Newberg is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Located in the Portland metropolitan area, the city is home to George Fox University. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 18,064. The 2007 estimate is 21,675 residents and is the second most populous city in the county.[3]

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Ewing Young, after leading pioneering fur brigades in California, came to Portland in 1834 and settled on the west bank of the Willamette River near the mouth of Chehalem Creek, opposite of Champoeg.[4] Young's home is believed to be the first house built by European-Americans on that side of the river.[4] Later, Joseph Rogers settled near the Willamette River at what is now Newberg in 1848.[5][6] The community was known early on as Chehalem, and later as Roger's Landing for Rogers who founded the settlement, and who died in 1855.[5] In 1883, the community was platted.[5] Incorporated in 1889, tradition holds[who?] that this town was named by its first postmaster, Sebastian Brutscher, for his former hometown of Neuberg in Germany. One of the current streets, Brutscher Street, is named after him.

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