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Historical Markers in Marion County, Oregon

 
Clickable Map of Marion County, Oregon and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Marion County, OR (22) Clackamas County, OR (87) Jefferson County, OR (11) Linn County, OR (5) Polk County, OR (6) Wasco County, OR (60) Yamhill County, OR (7)  MarionCounty(22) Marion County (22)  ClackamasCounty(87) Clackamas County (87)  JeffersonCounty(11) Jefferson County (11)  LinnCounty(5) Linn County (5)  PolkCounty(6) Polk County (6)  WascoCounty(60) Wasco County (60)  YamhillCounty(7) Yamhill County (7)
Salem is the county seat for Marion County
Adjacent to Marion County, Oregon
      Clackamas County (87)  
      Jefferson County (11)  
      Linn County (5)  
      Polk County (6)  
      Wasco County (60)  
      Yamhill County (7)  
 
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1Oregon, Marion County, Aurora — Aurora
On Main Street North East near Pacific Highway East (Oregon Route 99E), on the left when traveling south.
Dr. Wilhelm Keil founded here a Christian co-operative colony patterned after his colony at Bethel, Missouri. Musicians of the settlement made it widely famous. After Dr. Keil's death in 1877 the communal enterprise was dissolved.Map (db m114279) HM
2Oregon, Marion County, Aurora — Boone's Ferry
Near Interstate 5 at milepost 281,, 1 mile south of Miley Road, on the right when traveling north.
During the period of Oregon's Provisional Government ( 1841-1849), residents traveled by Indian trails, water courses, or on privative rough-hewn wagon roads etched by emigrant settlers. During the days to the Territorial Government (1849-1859), and . . . Map (db m114295) HM
3Oregon, Marion County, Aurora — 16 — The Octagonal BuildingBuilt in 1867
Near Main Street North East near 2nd Street Northeast, on the right when traveling south.
This is the only surviving building from the original Aurora Pioneer Hotel complex.Map (db m114280) HM
4Oregon, Marion County, Aurora — 18 — Will-Snyder StoreBuilt in 1912
On Main Street NorthEast at 2nd Street NorthEast, on the left when traveling south on Main Street NorthEast.
Jonas Will and Andrew Snyder, children of Aurora Colony members, established this then modern mercantile store. Jonas had been an Aurora merchant since 1888. The families ran this business until the 1940's.Map (db m114293) HM
5Oregon, Marion County, Aurora — 19 — Wm. Keil and CompanyBuilt in 1874
On Main Street NorthEast at 2nd Street NorthEast, on the right when traveling south on Main Street NorthEast.
Used as a general store. Wm. Keil and Company catered to the trade of some of the mid-valley's best known pioneers by cash or barter.Map (db m114294) HM
6Oregon, Marion County, Salem — Column Segments
Near Court Street NE west of Waverly Street NE, on the left when traveling west.
These Corinthian column segments originally were part of those that graced the west and east entrance porticos of Oregon's first state house. The cornerstone for the original Capitol was laid October 8, 1873. The building was partially . . . Map (db m113717) HM
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7Oregon, Marion County, Salem — Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free LandOregon's Liberty Bell Replica
Near Court Street NE at Winter Street NE, on the left when traveling west.
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Oregon by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence . . . Map (db m128490) HM
8Oregon, Marion County, Salem — Dr. John McLoughlin1784-1857
Near Court Street Northeast at East Summer Street Northeast.
First to govern the Oregon Country 1824 — 1843Map (db m157697) HM
9Oregon, Marion County, Salem — Giant SequoiaSequoia Giganteum
Near Court Street Northeast at East Summer Street Northeast.
Commemorating the One-hundredth Anniversary of the Office of Oregon Attorney General 1891 — 1991Map (db m157699) HM
10Oregon, Marion County, Salem — Herbert Hoover Boyhood HomeHistorical Landmark
Near Hazel Avenue North at Highland Avenue Northeast.
Herbert Hoover 31st President of the United States 1929-1933 2213 Hazel Ave N. Boyhood Home from 1888 ~ 1891Map (db m96133) HM
11Oregon, Marion County, Salem — Marking an Old Trail
Near Court Street Northeast at West Summer Street Northeast.
Dedicated to the Oregon Pioneers placed by Chemeketa Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Aug – 25 – 1922Map (db m157669) HM
12Oregon, Marion County, Salem — Rev. Jason Lee1803-1845
Near Court Street Northeast at East Summer Street Northeast.
First missionary in Oregon Colonizer 1834 — 1843Map (db m157698) HM
13Oregon, Marion County, Salem — Salem
On High Street Northeast at Chemeketa Street Northeast, on the right when traveling south on High Street Northeast.
Founded in 1840 by Methodist missionaries, Became territorial capital in 1852, An incorporated city in 1857, Permanent capital of Oregon in 1864. W. D. Pugh designed this city hall. Under construction in 1893.Marion County Centennial . . . Map (db m63966) HM
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14Oregon, Marion County, Salem — T.G. Bligh Building1923
On Court Street Northeast at High Street Northeast, on the right when traveling west on Court Street Northeast.
In 1922 Thomas Gregor Bligh bought this property from the Salem Elks Fraternal Organization. In 1924, a year after constructing this Mission Revival building, the owner died in an automobile accident. In 1927, is wife Anna sold the property to . . . Map (db m112989) HM
15Oregon, Marion County, Salem — The Circuit Rider / Robert Booth Memorial
Near Waverly Street Northeast south of Court Street Northeast, on the right when traveling south.
The Circuit Rider (south side)Commemorating the labors and achievements of the Ministers of the Gospel, who as circuit riders became the friends, counselors and evangels to the pioneers on every American frontier Robert Booth . . . Map (db m157700) HM
16Oregon, Marion County, Salem — Willamette University College of Medicine
On State Street east of Winter Street SE, on the right when traveling east.
In 1867, Willamette University founded the first medical school in the Pacific Northwest – the third such college west of St. Louis. This college was maintained in Salem from 1867 until 1913 except for the period 1878 to 1895 during which . . . Map (db m113737) HM
17Oregon, Marion County, Silverton — North Howell (Laurance)
On Howell Prairie Road NE at Nusom Road, on the right when traveling north on Howell Prairie Road NE.
Former Site of North Howell (Laurance) Established 1843Map (db m170320) HM
18Oregon, Marion County, St. Paul — Champoeg
Near Champoeg Road NorthEast near French Prairie Road NorthEast.
This area, once named tchampuick, the 'place of yampah' was the traditional homeland of the Tualatin Kalapuya tribe. Fur trappers first arrived here by canoe in 1811, and they found lush open prairies bordering the Willamette River. In 1830, . . . Map (db m114307) HM
19Oregon, Marion County, St. Paul — Willamette Post
On Hillsboro-Silverton Highway NorthEast (Oregon Route 219) near Champoeg Road NorthEast, on the left when traveling south. Reported missing.
Willamette Post was established in December 1813 on a knoll just east of this location by employees of the North West Company, a Montreal based fur-trading company. During the ensuing years the two-room log cabin, also known as Fort Kalapuya, served . . . Map (db m114308) HM
20Oregon, Marion County, Turner — Turner
Near Boise Street east of 3rd Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east.
Platted March 8, 1871 by H. L. Turner with the building of the railroad to California. Site of Turner Flouring Mills. First rural free delivery in Oregon made from the Turner Post Office, October 16, 1897, under George F. Robertson, Postmaster.Map (db m63938) HM
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21Oregon, Marion County, Woodburn — Madame Marie Dorion
On Manning Road near Dorion Lane NE, on the left when traveling north.
In Honor Of Madame Marie Dorion Courageous Pioneer Devoted Ioway Mother Early Oregon Settler At this her final resting place September 6, 1850 Map (db m114350) HM
22Oregon, Marion County, Woodburn — Madame Marie Dorion
On St. Louis Road NE at Manning Road, on the left when traveling east on St. Louis Road NE.
Born about 1786 - Died 1850 Symbolic of Faith, Loyalty and Leadership Indian Guide for Wilson Price Hunt Party Mother of First White Child Born in the Oregon Territory - 1811Map (db m114351) HM
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2023