"Not Much to This Little Town" Peoria by glabah

Peoria Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 7 photos

There really isn't that much to Peoria. There are perhaps 20 structures to the town, including a greenhouse, a church, several houses (including one made from a very old warehouse that was used to tranship grain from local wagons to boats on the river) and a park beside the Willamette River. Other than that, there isn't much here.

Peoria sits directly on the east side of the Willamette River, and shows signs of at one time being one of the important locations for local farm produce to be sent downriver by boat.

When the railroads were built in the Willamette Valley starting in 1870 and continuing into the 1910s, such communities along the river started to dry up, unless they too had a railroad connection.

Today, such communities even along the railroad lines have vastly diminished importance as trucks are able to move farm products directly from the farm to large distribution centers for shipment, or long distance movement by train, or intermodal shipment across the country.

A few of the structures in Peoria sport historic structure plaques, but others are in disrepair or have been obviously heavily altered. The church, for example, looks like 3/4 of the structure is a highly historic building, while the remaining 1/4 was heavily altered to join it with a much more modern annex.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very small town, and may be seen by walking.
  • Cons:Other than a single county park next to a busy road, there isn't much to see.
  • Last visit to Peoria: May 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ADAMYAMEY's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Lovely account of an bscure place.

  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    I am glad you wrote about small communities too. I like visit small towns and that way I can have the whole picture of place not only touristic attraction.

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