Introduction to McMinnville, Oregon
McMinnville is the county seat of Yamhill County, which was founded on July 5, 1843. The city was named after McMinnville, Tennessee. The area was originally inhabited by Yamhill Native Americans. In 1876, McMinnville was incorporated as a town. It became a city in the year 1882.
McMinnville and nearby Attractions
- Evergreen Aviation Museum
- Mission Mill Museum
- Bald Peak State Park
- Maud Williamson State Park
- Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
- Willamette Stone State Heritage Site
Things To Do In McMinnville
While in McMinnville, tourists can visit parks like Champoeg State Park (nearby), Willamette Mission State Park, Crestwood Park, Jandina Park and Tice Park. Mission Mill Museum, the Evergreen Aviation Museum, the McLoughlin House National Historic Site and the Willamette Stone State Heritage Site all offer insight into the area’s history.
Portland International Airport offers facilities for air transportation.
McMinnville Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Linfield College, Chemeketa Community College and George Fox University.