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Historic Downtown Corvallis Walking Tour

Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis, Oregon

In 1846, Joseph Conant Avery, the first person to stake a claim within today's Corvallis city limits, built a log cabin near the confluence of the Marys and Willamette Rivers. It was located in what is today Pioneer Park. William F. Dixon later staked a claim north of Avery's, placing his cabin just north of where Michael's Landing is today. Rapid settlement in 1846 and 1847 led to these claims becoming the town of Marysville, which became Corvallis in 1853.

Download and print this brochure for a self-guided walking tour of some of the history of downtown Corvallis, Oregon.

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Address: Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone: 541-757-1544
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113 SW 3rd Street, Alley Suite 101
Corvallis, OR 97333
(Entrance facing 2nd St public parking lot)
800-334-8118 | 541-757-1544
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays