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Glenwood Store on Oregon Route 6
Glenwood Store on Oregon Route 6
Glenwood is located in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Glenwood is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Oregon
County Washington
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
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Area code(s) 503 and 971

Glenwood is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States, northwest of Forest Grove on Oregon Route 6.

The name Glenwood was first used for this locale around 1880. The post office was established in 1886 as "Glenwood", although it was not always in the same location. In the 1920s, the Gales Creek and Wilson River Railroad had a terminal station nearby named "Aagaard" (or "Aagard") after Olaf B. Aagaard, owner of the Aagaard Lumber Company. The Gales Creek Logging Company also operated a site at or near this original mill. The name of the station was soon changed to Glenwood to match the post office.

Multiple lumber companies operated in this area and one of these operations is thought to have been a possible cause of the start of the first Tillamook Burn fires. During the salvaging effort some of these companies joined together to form the Consolidated Timber Company, which helped provide lumber during World War II and provided employment for those willing to dare the dangerous conditions often employing gyppo loggers.

Glenwood has a Forest Grove mailing address, but the Postal Service will deliver mail addressed to Glenwood. The ZIP code is 97116.

The Glenwood Store is no longer in operation.

From 1959 until 1995, the community was the site of the Trolley Park museum, later renamed the Oregon Electric Railway Museum, which is now part of Antique Powerland in Brooks.

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