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Facts About Gresham

10 Interesting Facts About Gresham, Oregon

Facts About Gresham

  • Gresham is situated at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge in Multnomah County.
  • Gresham was named after Walter Quintin Gresham, the American Civil War general and United States Secretary of State.
  • The area now known as Gresham was first settled in 1851 by brothers Jackson and James Powell, who claimed land under the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850.
  • Gresham was incorporated as a city on February 11th, 1905.
  • The city has a total area of 23.43 square miles, of which 23.20 square miles is land and 0.23 square miles is water.
  • Gresham was twinned with the following sister cities: Japan Ebetsu, Japan; Nigeria Owerri, Nigeria & Sokcho, South Korea.
  • Gresham is accessed from the west via Interstate 84 and via U.S. Route 26 from the east.
  • The estimated population of Gresham is 110,494, as of 2019.
  • Gresham is served by three school districts: Centennial, Gresham-Barlow, and Reynolds.
  • Gresham is a city located in Multnomah County, Oregon, in the United States of America, immediately east of Portland, Oregon.

 

Facts About Gresham
Interesting Facts About Gresham