Glenada, Oregon

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Glenada
—  Unincorporated community  —
Glenada is located in Oregon
Glenada
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°57′38″N 124°6′10″W / 43.96056°N 124.10278°W / 43.96056; -124.10278Coordinates: 43°57′38″N 124°6′10″W / 43.96056°N 124.10278°W / 43.96056; -124.10278
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyLane
Settled1889
Incorporated1912
Disincorporated1922
FounderGeorge Huestis Colter
Named forJane Ada Grant and Ada Colter
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code97439
Area code(s)458 and 541
FIPS code
GNIS feature ID
 
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Glenada
—  Unincorporated community  —
Glenada is located in Oregon
Glenada
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°57′38″N 124°6′10″W / 43.96056°N 124.10278°W / 43.96056; -124.10278Coordinates: 43°57′38″N 124°6′10″W / 43.96056°N 124.10278°W / 43.96056; -124.10278
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyLane
Settled1889
Incorporated1912
Disincorporated1922
FounderGeorge Huestis Colter
Named forJane Ada Grant and Ada Colter
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code97439
Area code(s)458 and 541
FIPS code
GNIS feature ID

Glenada is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States, across the Siuslaw River from the city of Florence on U.S. Route 101.

History

Glenada was incorporated in 1912 and disincorporated in 1922, after the town's sawmills burned. Glenada was platted by George Huestis Colter (Coulter) in 1889. Colter purchased an unbroken mile of river frontage and combined the names of his wife, Jane Ada Grant, and youngest daughter, Ada Colter, to name the town of Glen-ada in their honor. The United States Postal Service condensed the name to Glenada.

Colter owned a large amount of land in the area, including four hundred and fifty lots in Glenada, one hundred and 60 acres (240,000 m2) in Fiddle Creek, and also one hundred and 60 acres (240,000 m2) within one mile (1.6 km) of the city of Florence. In addition to these valuable holdings, he owned over 60 acres (240,000 m2) of timber forests adjoining Glenada.

The Glenada Hotel was built to accommodate travelers and also housed the Colter family, costing $4,000 to build.

George Huestis Colter was born on June 12, 1854 in Nova Scotia to Daniel and Almira (Huestis) Colter, the former a native of County Sligo, Ireland, and the latter of Nova Scotia. George left Nova Scotia in 1869 and settled in San Francisco, California. Colter is buried in the Glenada Odd Fellows Cemetery, to which he donated the land and in which family plots were reserved. However, only one son, Dean Colter, who drowned, is buried next to him.

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