Place:Silverton, Marion, Oregon, United States

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NameSilverton
TypeCity
Coordinates45.007°N 122.782°W
Located inMarion, Oregon, United States
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Cemetery
Miller Cemetery
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Silverton is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. The city is situated along the 45th parallel about twelve miles northeast of Salem, in the eastern margins of the broad alluvial plain of the Willamette Valley. The city is named after Silver Creek, which flows through the town from Silver Falls into the Pudding River, and thence into the Willamette River. Silverton was originally called Milford, then Silver Creek; on July 16, 1855, Silver Creek became Silverton. Human habitation of the Silverton area exends back approximately 6,000 years before the present. In historical times, the region was dominated by the Kalapuya and Molala peoples, whose seasonal burns of the area made it plow-ready and attractive to early 19th century Euro-American settlers. Farming was Silverton's first major industry, and has been a dominant land-use activity in and around Silverton since the mid-19th century.

Silverton is part of the Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the population core of the Silver Falls School District. The population was 9,222 at the time of the 2010 census.

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