History of Downtown Hillsboro


As with many towns and cities across this continent, downtown districts are typically the origin of colonial development and in many cases were traditionally gathering areas for native tribes. In our region, the location of our Historic Downtown held all the perfect components: a flat land surrounded by water sources, wild animal habitat, and fertile soils. It was an ideal location for a community to grow.

Learn about the history of those that came before us.

We are fortunate that our community has members working to preserve this history and continuing to seek out the stories of ordinary people – beyond the land owners and judges. 

Hillsboro Historical Society

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Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

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Five Oaks Museum

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