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Facts About Lake Oswego

10 Interesting Facts About Lake Oswego

Facts About Lake Oswego

  • The town was founded in 1847 and incorporated as Oswego in 1910.
  • The city has a total area of 11.35 square miles, of which 10.68 square miles are land and 0.67 square miles are covered by water.
  • Oswego and Lake Grove merged in 1959 to form Lake Oswego.
  • Lake Oswego has two sister cities Pucón, Araucanía Region, Chile & Yoshikawa, Saitama, Japan.
  • Albert Alonzo Durham founded the town of Oswego in 1847, naming it after Oswego, New York.
  • In 1960, Oswego was renamed Lake Oswego when it annexed part of neighbouring Lake Grove.
  • Lake Oswego is a city in the U.S. state of Oregon, primarily in Clackamas County, with small portions extending into neighbouring Multnomah and Washington counties.
  • Oswego Lake was formed 15,000 years ago by the Missoula Floods, originally named Waluga, wild swan, by Clackamas Indians.
  • Oswego was the hub of Oregon’s brief iron industry in the late 19th century and is today a suburb of Portland.
  • The estimated population of Lake Oswego is 39,127, as of 2019.

 

Facts About Lake Oswego
Facts About Lake Oswego