Introduction to Woodburn, Oregon
Woodburn was historically a farming community. It was founded in 1889 by Jesse H. Settlemier. It was named after a slash burn that got out of control in the 1880s and burned down a nearby woodlot. The city was incorporated in 1890. It is located in Marion County, which was formed on July 5, 1843 and was named after a Continental Army named Francis Marion.
Woodburn and nearby Attractions
- Woodburn Historical Museum
- Settlemier House
- Woodburn Aquatic Center
- World's Berry Center Museum
- McLoughlin House National Historic Site
- Ecola State Park/ Whale Watching
Things To Do In Woodburn
The Woodburn Historical Museum, Settlemier House and the World's Berry Center Museum provide insight into the history of the area. One can also spend leisure hours at the Woodburn Aquatic Center. The Maud Williamson State Park, the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, the Mary S. Young State Recreation Area and the Silver Falls State Park are all in the neighborhood as well.
Flights are available from Portland International Airport.
Woodburn Higher Education
Chemeketa Community College, Willamette University and George Fox University provide facilities for higher studies.