Pacific Coast Business Directory

State of Oregon - Forest Grove Washington County

Forest Grove, Washington County, PO and incorporated town, six miles west of Hillsboro, is on the line of the Oregon Central Railroad, twenty-five miles from Portland. This is in the midst of the region known as the Tualatin Plains, an elevated plateau of the richest soil, and shaded by a fine growth of native trees. From slight elevations an extended and very interesting view is obtained, embracing the broad and fertile valley of the Willamette, while in the distant east rises the grand Cascade Range with the snow-capped peaks of Mounts Hood, St. Helens and Jefferson, distinctly marked against the eastern sky. Here is the seat of the Pacific University and Tualatin Academy, one of the oldest institutions of learning in Oregon, the Academy having received its charter in 1849, the new charter, including both titles, being granted in 1853-4. It is a well-endowed and prosperous institution, having a library of 5,000 volumes. Three churches are organized, and a good public school is maintained. The town contains a population of about 800, and is growing. No saloons for selling liquor are allowed.
Bowlby Wilson, physician
Bronson Lafayette, house and sign painter
Chandler George C Rey, clergyman (Bap)
Condon Thomas Rev, clergyman, and state geologist
Cooper John, dentist and jeweler
Crosley William H, carriage and wagon maker
Curtis ____, patent wagon jacks
Eubanks J M, groceries, provisions, etc
Geiger William, physician
Goodell N E, general merchandise
Grant Matilda, millinery, etc
Haack David, wagon maker
Harper Peter, shoe maker
Harris Stephen, livery stable
Henderson J F, livery stable
Hinman A, general merchandise
Hoxter W L, general merchandise
Hudson W S, blacksmith
Hughes Samuel, agricultural implements, etc, and blacksmith
Hyde H O, undertaker, and lumber dealer
Johns George S, butcher
Johnson A L, planing mill and builder
Lyman Horace, clergyman (Cong)
Matthews J B, general merchandise
McLood & George, lumber manufacturers
McCready M W Miss, postmistress
McCready William, harness and saddlery
McMillan B F, horticulturist
Meyer Isaac, real estate agent
Pacific University, Rev. S H Marsh, president
Potter John, horticulturist
Robinson J W. photographer
Saylor W H, physician, and druggist
Simpson Albert, carpenter, and builder
Sloan Chester, proprietor Forest Grove Hotel
Sloper David, blacksmith
Smith & Buxton, furniture manufacturers
Swift Jonathan, carpenter
Vert Michael, stoves, tinware, etc
Wagner William, shoe maker
Walker Elkanah, clergyman (Cong)
Wills R P, market, and groceries

Pacific Coast Business Directory | Oregon Territory Index

Oregon Directory and Gazetteer

Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875.


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