- Laurelwood, Oregon
Laurelwood is an unincorporated community in Washington County,
Oregon, United States. It is located southwest of the Portland metropolitan areanear Oregon Route 47and the city of Gaston. It has a population of about 200 people. Fact|date=February 2007
Twenty years ago Laurelwood hosted Laurelwood Seventh-day Adventist Academy where an average of 300 students attended per year. Laurelwood Seventh-Day Adventist Elementary School still exists, and now has enrollment of about 20, in grades 1-8.
Today the Academy buildings house Mission College of Evangelism run by Carol & Louis Torres.
Laurelwood is a farming community, with a population partially composed of retirees and former students and teachers of Laurelwood Academy.
In the 1990s, a plan for a housing development was proposed in the Laurelwood valley. Neighbors in the community defeated the proposal. Laurelwood is still mostly composed of homes situated on one to ten acres.
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