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Reedville, Oregon
Neighborhood
Harvey Rabbit on TV Highway
Harvey Rabbit on TV Highway
Location within the Hillsboro area
Country United States
State Oregon
County Washington County
City Hillsboro
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97006 and 97123
Area code(s) 503 and 971

Reedville is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States, located between Hillsboro and Aloha. Oregon Route 8 (also known as the Tualatin Valley Highway) runs through the area. Cornelius Pass Road is another main arterial. The community is served by the Hillsboro School District, with some portions of the area within the city limits of Hillsboro.

History

Reedville was named for Simeon Gannett Reed, who was a member of the Oregon Steam Navigation Company, and a prominent figure in Columbia River transportation in 1859-1879. Reed and business partner William S. Ladd operated an 8,000-acre (32 km2) plus hobby farm in the area where they raised livestock and held harness races. His property became the endowment of Reed College after the death of his wife Amanda Reed. Reedville post office was established in 1877 and ran until 1954.

In 2003, Hillsboro opened the Reedville Creek Park, which included the city’s first skate park. By 2004, parts of the community had been annexed into Hillsboro, which led to readdressing of several streets from the county based street numbering to the Hillsboro-based numbering system.

Sites of interest

  • Harvey the Rabbit on Tualatin Valley Highway. This roadside attraction was named for the rabbit in the film Harvey.
  • Reedville Creek Park on Cornelius Pass Road that includes Hillsboro's only skatepark as well as basketball courts, play equipment, and paths.
Reedville Creek Park
Reedville Creek Park

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