Gales Creek, Oregon

Gales Creek, Oregon

Gales Creek is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States on Oregon Route 8 northwest of Forest Grove in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range.

Gales Creek shares its name with a stream, a tributary of the Tualatin River, that was named for pioneer Joseph Gale, who settled in the area.cite book
last = McArthur
first = Lewis A.
authorlink = Lewis A. McArthur
coauthors = Lewis L. McArthur
title = Oregon Geographic Names
origyear = 1928
edition = Seventh Edition
year = 2003
publisher = Oregon Historical Society Press
location = Portland, Oregon
id = ISBN 0-87595-277-1
pages =
] The locale was sometimes called Gales City. Gales Creek post office was established in 1874. In the 19th century the town was the last stagecoach stop on the way to Tillamook.cite web |url= |title=Pioneer History: Churches of Christ & Christian Churches in the Pacific Northwest: Washington County, Oregon |publisher=Northwest College of the Bible |accessdate=2007-12-31] Gales Creek Elementary School was established in 1859 and is served by the Forest Grove School District.


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* [ Historic images of Gales Creek] from Salem Public Library

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