The Benton County Historical Society presents this historical timeline of events that either occurred in Benton County or that influenced Benton County history. Dates are divided by decade, from 1840 to the present.
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Early settlers, schools, churches, newspapers, land claims, trails and the Gold Rush.
Did you know Daniel Boone's great- grandaughter taught here?
Ferry and steamboat service, churches, the first courthouse and post offices. Kalapuya Indians are sent to Grand Ronde Indian Reservation. African-Americans purchase freedom and…
Stagecoach service, a fire department and a sawmill. The Corvallis Gazette begins publication and Philomath College opens.
Corvallis industry and culture grow.