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Corvallis in Benton County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Site of the Earliest Boat Landing

Lower Town, Marysville, 1851

 
 
Site of the Earliest Boat Landing marker image. Click for full size.
By Lane Parker, August 21, 2017
1. Site of the Earliest Boat Landing marker
Inscription.  Site of the earliest boat landing Lower Town, Marysville, 1851 Presented to City of Corvallis, Oregon Centennial Celebration, June 1957 by the Winema Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
 
Erected 1957 by Daughters of the American Revolution Winema Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 44° 33.929′ N, 123° 15.449′ W. Marker is in Corvallis, Oregon, in Benton County. Marker is on Northwest Van Buren Avenue. The marker is located on a walking path just south of the Van Buren Avenue bridge at the north end of Riverfront Commemorative Park along the Willamette River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corvallis OR 97330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Corvallis Ferry (a few steps from this marker); The Van Buren Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Town Development
The marker at the northern end of Riverfront Commemorative Park, looking southwest. image. Click for full size.
By Lane Parker, August 21, 2017
2. The marker at the northern end of Riverfront Commemorative Park, looking southwest.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); River Transport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benton County State Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); L.G. Kline Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Benton County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); City Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corvallis.
 
Regarding Site of the Earliest Boat Landing. Settler Joseph Avery named the town Marysville in 1849. In late 1853, the 5th Oregon Territorial Legislature passed an act renaming the town Corvallis (Latin for "heart of the valley").
 
Site of the Earliest Boat Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 21, 2018
3. Site of the Earliest Boat Landing Marker
Site of the Earliest Boat Landing image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 21, 2018
4. Site of the Earliest Boat Landing
View looking at the west bank of the Willamette River from Van Buren Street bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by Lane Parker of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Lane Parker of San Francisco, California.   3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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