Grove of the States

Grove of the States (HM2CP4)

Location: Aurora, OR 97002 Clackamas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 16.506', W 122° 46.505'

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Oregon Heritage Tree Site

The Grove of the States includes a tree representing each state in the USA and the District of Columbia. The idea for the Grove of the States was conceived by Oregon Attorney General Robert Y. Thornton to honor the passage of Lady Bird Jonson's 1965 Highway Beautification Act.

Attorneys General at Work
Attorney General Thornton worked with local nurseries and the Oregon Highway Department (now Oregon Department of Transportation) to plant a tree for each state in the USA. On August 28, 1967, Attorneys General from across the US came to the dedication of the Groves of the States as part of the National Association of Attorneys General Conference in Portland.

Restoration Project
The original grove planting did not allow sufficient room for the trees to grow, which lead to overcrowding and health problems. In 2016, a volunteer group began a restoration project to save the Grove of the States ahead of its 50th Anniversary. The footprint was more than doubled to approximately 2.5 acres. The Grove was designated as Oregon Heritage Trees on August 28, 2017.
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HM NumberHM2CP4
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Date Added Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 517641 N 5013535
Decimal Degrees45.27510000, -122.77508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 16.506', W 122° 46.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 16' 30.36" N, 122° 46' 30.3" W
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Area Code(s)503
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-5, Aurora OR 97002, US
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