Facts About Corvallis
Corvallis was incorporated as a city on January 29, 1857.
Corvallis is home to Oregon State University, which also happens to be the city’s largest employer.
The city has a total area of 14.30 square miles, of which 14.13 square miles are land and 0.17 square miles is covered by water.
Corvallis has two sister cities: Gondar, Ethiopia & Uzhhorod, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine.
Originally called Marysville, Corvallis was renamed in 1853 in order to avoid confusion with Marysville, California.
Corvallis is at an elevation of 235 feet (72 m) above sea level.
Corvallis is recognized as a Tree City USA. The city has at least 47 public parks within and adjacent to the city limits.
The estimated population of Corvallis is 58,028, as of 2019.
Corvallis is a city and the county seat of Benton County in central western Oregon, United States.
Joseph C. Avery is credited with coming up with Corvallis as the city’s new name, which he derived from a compounding of a Latin phrase meaning “heart of the valley.”