Thurston, Springfield, Oregon

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Thurston is a neighborhood in the eastern part of Springfield, Oregon, United States on Oregon Route 126. Before being annexed by Springfield,[ citation needed ] it was formerly an unincorporated community with its own post office. [1] [2] The earliest land claims in the Thurston area by white settlers were in 1851. [3] A small crossroads community, including a general store and a blacksmith shop, formed at the corner of Thurston Road and 66th Street. [3] The settlement was named for pioneer George H. Thurston, and Thurston post office was established in 1877. [4] The ZIP code for Thurston post office boxes is 97482. [5] The ZIP code for delivered mail is 97478.[ citation needed ]

Thurston Community Hall was built in 1912. [6] It was the first building in Oregon that was constructed using curved laminated beams. [6] Now known as the Thurston Grange Hall, it is still in use today.

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thurston
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thurston Post Office
  3. 1 2 Dennis, Michelle L. (1999). "Springfield Historic Context Statement". City of Springfield. Archived from the original on October 11, 2006. Retrieved December 16, 2008.
  4. McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN   0-87595-277-1.
  5. USPS ZIP code lookup
  6. 1 2 "General History of the City of Springfield". The Springfield Museum. Retrieved November 6, 2009.[ dead link ]

Coordinates: 44°03′11″N122°54′59″W / 44.0531814°N 122.9164697°W / 44.0531814; -122.9164697