Corvallis is a city located in Benton County in central western Oregon. Originally called Marysville, probably for the nearby Mary's River, the state legislature changed the city's name to Corvallis in 1853, from the Latin phrase cor vallis, meaning "heart of the valley." As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 49,322. It is the county seat of Benton County.
Corvallis was incorporated as a city in 1857.
Located in Corvallis are Oregon State University, located quite close to the main downtown area, and a large Hewlett-Packard printer cartridge manufacturing and prototyping facility which is a major local employer. A number of residents also commute to work in Albany.
Web Sites and Links
AOL City Guide - CorvallisLocal tools, links, sports and people for Corvallis.
AreaConnect CorvallisSearch tool for Corvallis phone directory. Also includes other business advertising.
City of Corvallis, OregonOfficial government site details City's services, programs, activities and community involvement opportunities. Site also includes history, archives and links to related sites.
CommunityLink: Corvallis and Benton County, OregonInteractive map and reference guide.
Corvallis Convention & Visitors BureauFeatures a searchable events calendar and listings for lodging, dining, recreation, entertainment, and meeting facilities
Corvallis Oregon DirectoryDirectory of community organizations and businesses.