Scholls, Oregon

Scholls, Oregon

Scholls, Oregon is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States. It is located along the southern shore of the Tualatin River, near the intersection of Oregon Routes 210 and 219. Scholls is located approximately seven miles north of Newberg, seven miles west of Tigard, and eight miles south of Hillsboro. The area around Scholls is primarily agricultural.

The population is about 300.Fact|date=February 2007


According to "Oregon Geographic Names", the community was named after local pioneer Peter Scholl, who took up a donation land claim in 1847. Scholls was once the site of an important ferry (the Scholls Ferry) crossing the Tualatin River between Scholls and nearby Kinton. While the ferry has long since been replaced with a bridge, OR 210 is still known locally as Scholls Ferry Road.

Peter Scholl was a relative of Daniel Boone, probably related through Boone's grandson "Alphonso Boone", an Oregon pioneer who built Boones Ferry.

Scholls is in Oregon's wine country, and there are several notable wineries are in the area, including the Raptor Ridge Winery, which produces award winning white wines such as Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio.

"Scholls Ferry" post office was established in 1871, and the name changed to "Scholls" in 1895. Scholls' ZIP Code is 97123.

Points of interest

Scholls Community Church, general store, Groner Elementary School, Kraxberger Tree Farm, apple farm.

External links

* [ Historic images of Scholls from Salem Public Library]

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