Gresham Historical Society_Ben Rollins

How Did Gresham Get Its Name?

How did Gresham get its name? You can thank Ben F. Rollins. In 1884, Rollins built a general store in an area known as “Campground.” Thinking a post office would help with the business, Rollins wrote to Postmaster General Walter Q. Gresham. We can’t say for certain whether Rollins suggested naming the area after Gresham […]
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