Greenville, Oregon

Title

Greenville, Oregon

Description

Greenville, Oregon in the 1870s. The town had growth enough by this time to justify a post office, but the town dwindled as Banks and Forest Grove prospered, and the post office in Greenville was moved to Banks in 1907.
[caption] Greenville Oregon 1870's [sic]; Greenville emerged in the 1870's [sic] on the donation land claim of Franklin Pierce, a pioneer of 1852. A supply center for those who lived between Buxton and Forest Grove. This crossroads town was located 2 miles south of present-day Banks. Greenville's early status as a village was signaled by the establishment of a post office in 1871. Three years later, Pierce opened a store, to be joined in 1877 by Hon. Jesse Clemens Moore, another pioneer in 1852 -- he served as Washington County assessor & sheriff, and member of OR legislature.

Date Created

circa 1870s

Subject

Cities and towns

Place

Greenville, Oregon

Medium

copy prints

Language

English

Identifier

BHSpic_076

Rights

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Source

Banks Historical Society