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Hillsboro City

Washington County, Oregon

Photo: Imbrie Farm; home built by Robert Imbrie ca. 1868, located at 21860 NW Imbrie Drive, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Photographed by User:Aboutmovies (own work), 2007, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2012.

Hillsboro City Photo

Hillsboro City Hall is located 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123.
Phone: 503‑681‑6100.


Hillsboro as Described in 1940 [1]

Hillsboro, seat of Washington County, was the first seat of the Tualaty District. At its settlement in 1841 the neighborhood was known as East Tualaty Plains, but David Hill, who settled here in 1842 named the new village Columbia. Later it was changed to Hillsboro by the first County Court. Many of the men who participated in the formation of a civil government resided in or near this community.

Hillsboro is a commercial center, and a shipping point for both wheat and milk products. It has two chief industries, a milk condensing plant, and one of the largest canneries and fruit processing plants in the state. Thirteen churches are supported by this small city.

In Calvary Cemetery are buried David Hill, the founder of Hillsboro, and the Reverend John S. Griffin, who established the first Congregational Church of Oregon.

  1. Workers of the Writers' Program, Works Progress Administration, State of Oregon, Oregon: End of the Trail, American Guide Series, 1940, Oregon State Board of Control, Binfords & Mort, Portland.