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Facts About Corvallis

10 Interesting Facts About Corvallis, Oregon

Facts About Corvallis

  • Corvallis was incorporated as a city on January 29, 1857.
  • Corvallis is home to Oregon State University, which also happens to be the city’s largest employer.
  • The city has a total area of 14.30 square miles, of which 14.13 square miles are land and 0.17 square miles is covered by water.
  • Corvallis has two sister cities: Gondar, Ethiopia & Uzhhorod, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine.
  • Originally called Marysville, Corvallis was renamed in 1853 in order to avoid confusion with Marysville, California.
  • Corvallis is at an elevation of 235 feet (72 m) above sea level.
  • Corvallis is recognized as a Tree City USA. The city has at least 47 public parks within and adjacent to the city limits.
  • The estimated population of Corvallis is 58,028, as of 2019.
  • Corvallis is a city and the county seat of Benton County in central western Oregon, United States.
  • Joseph C. Avery is credited with coming up with Corvallis as the city’s new name, which he derived from a compounding of a Latin phrase meaning “heart of the valley.”

 

Facts About Corvallis
Facts About Corvallis