Clackamas County to Celebrate 175th Anniversary

From: Tim Heider, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-5911

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County is set to celebrate its 175th anniversary with a celebratory event at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. The event will be held in the Board of County Commissioners’ Hearing Room, located at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City. 
The agenda for the hour-long event includes the following:

  • An introduction and recognition of all living former Clackamas County Commissioners. 
  • A presentation from local historian Patrick Harris, Executive Director for the Aurora Colony Historical Society, about the history of Clackamas County.
  • Reenactor Doug Neeley, former Oregon City Mayor, giving a talk as John McLoughlin.
  • A time capsule will be lowered later this year

Refreshments will be provided after the event. The public is invited to attend, but due to limited space, RSVPs are required. An overflow room will be available as needed. 
In 1843, the Clackamas District was created by the state’s provisional legislature, along with Champooick (later renamed Marion), Twality (later renamed Washington), and Yamhill.

For more information, media may contact Public Affairs Manager Tim Heider at