Introduction to Cornelius, Oregon
Before adopting its present name, the city was known as the Town of Free Orchards. It was named after Colonel Thomas R. Cornelius, the son of Benjamin Cornelius. The first post office in the area was established on December 18, 1871. It was incorporated in 1893 as the City of Cornelius.
Cornelius and nearby Attractions
- American Advertising Museum
- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
- Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
- Bald Peak State Park
- Tryon Creek State Natural Area
- Portland Children's Museum
Things To Do In Cornelius
Cornelius provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. The Free Orchard City Park, Harleman Park, Ryland City Park, Satus City Park and Ryland City Park are all located in the city. A visit to the American Advertising Museum, the Portland Art Museum or the Oregon History Center may prove interesting to those interested in the history of the area. The Willamette Stone State Heritage Site and the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site can also be visited from Cornelius as well.
Portland International Airport is nearby.
Cornelius Higher Education
George Fox University, Portland State University and the University of Portland are the local centers of higher education.