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The City of Dayton is located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley. Home to many vineyards, wineries, and restaurants; this small town has a special history. Dayton was the first city in Oregon to be designated as a national historic resource. A great community park is nestled amongst shops and cafes, and is walking distance to the library.

Official City Website:
DAYTON – Google – Dayton
Location: Highways 221 and 223. Turn south from Highway 18. Approximately three miles east of McMinnville.
FYI: Andrew Smith, ferryman, named Dayton for his hometown in Ohio.
Population: 2,688 (2021)
Established: 1880
Attractions: South Yamhill River, historic buildings including 1856 Ft. Yamhill Blockhouse (pictured here) in city park, historic churches,1852 Joel Palmer House restaurant, Yamhill Locks Park, Red Hills Park, walking tour, wineries, Wheatland Ferry on the Willamette River and nearby Maude Williamson State Park.
Visitor information: 503-864-2221

Page updated 01/10/2024

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