Independence founded in 1845
Historically preserved end of the Oregon Trail
Independence, Oregon has a rich history. It was named after Independence, Missouri where the wagon trains started their long journey west.
Once a center for boat trade on the Willamette River and a booming hops industry in the 1890’s to the 1940’s. The city’s historic past easily coexists with a community that is home.
Independence has a distinct sense of place that is grounded in its history, connected to nature, and filled with community spirit.