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A Brief History of Thurston in Springfield, OR

Before being annexed by Springfield, Thurston was a small town settled in 1851. A general store and blacksmith, anchored at what is now Thurston Road and 66th Street, were the beginnings of what has become present day Thurston. Named after pioneer George H. Thurston, the town built a post office in 1877.  

A Tight Knit Community, Thurston is Close to Everything

In 1912, Thurston built a Community Hall. This building was constructed with curved laminated beams, forming an arched ceiling. It served as a social center for Thurston for many decades. Now known as Thurston Grange Hall, it is still used for town hall meetings and events.

Although Thurston has a history of being a close, tight community with a lot to offer, there may still be times when you have to venture out of the neighborhood. That’s okay because, living in Thurston means you are only minutes from all that Eugene and Springfield have to offer, including:

  • Multiple shopping centers
  • Endless recreational and outdoor activities
  • Willamalane Park and Recreation
  • Splash! At Lively Park (wave pool, water slide, lap pool)
  • City of Eugene Public Library
  • University of Oregon
  • and much, much more!

Entertainment, Activities, and an Excellent Education

Thurston is a bustling community that provides its residents with endless outdoor and indoor activities such as skiing, hiking, live music, farmers markets, ice skating, and apple picking. There’s always something to do in Thurston, and you’ll always have amazing company.

Thurston has many excellent schools. The Thurston High School is highly active in the community, and has a robust newsletter-style website that is extremely informative.

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