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Welcome to Dayton, Oregon
The City of Dayton is located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley. It is situated just off Hwy 18 between McMinnville and Newberg and is centrally located 55 miles from the Pacific Ocean, 24 miles from the State Capital and 60 miles from Mt Hood.
Rich in history, Dayton was founded in 1850 by General Joel Palmer and Andrew Smith. Incorporated in 1880, the history of Dayton dates back to Oregon's beginning. The current population is 2535.
Dayton was the first city in the State of Oregon to be designated as a national historic resource. The numerous homes and buildings on the National Historic Register are easily viewed on a walking tour within the city. For walking tour brochures contact the City of Dayton at (503) 864-2221 or stop by City Hall at 416 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon, Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Summer Reading Program
The 2017 Summer Reading Program starts June 21st and runs through July 26th.
The program is open to all children through age 14. Come and be entertained by our wonderful performers at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Dayton Community Center.
Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 - 2:30 we will have craft and activity sessions at the Dayton Courthouse Square Park. For more information call 503-864-2221.
3rd Street Paving
The City recently completed ADA improvements to several of the corners along 3rd Street in preparation for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to overlay 3rd Street from the Highway 221 Bridge to just north of Church Street. ODOT is planning on grinding this section of 3rd Street on May 30th with paving being done on May 31st. This is the tentative schedule weather permitting.
Dayton City Council
Next City Council Meeting: May 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m, Dayton City Hall Annex located at 408 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon. Meeting Agendas and Packets will be posted here the Thursday prior to the meeting.
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