Introduction to Monmouth, Oregon
Monmouth was named after Monmouth, Illinois. A group of pioneers settled in the area in 1853. The City of Monmouth was incorporated in 1856. Western Oregon University was established here in 1856. The Eola Christian Church was built in the same year.
Monmouth and nearby Attractions
- Mission Mill Museum
- Ellmaker State Wayside
- Adair County Park
- McLoughlin House National Historic Site
- Willamette Mission State Park
- Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Monmouth
The city of Monmouth offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. There are several parks in the city, including the Monmouth Recreational Park, Whitesell Park, Gentle Woods Park and Marr Court Park. The Mission Mill Museum and A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village can also be visited from Monmouth.
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Monmouth Higher Education
Western Oregon University, Willamette University and Oregon State University are the local centers of higher education.