Happy Valley was originally named Christilla Valley after the first residents, Christian and Matilda Deardorff. Arriving in 1851 and claiming 640 acres of the valley, the city remained a small community until late in the 1990s, when it became one of the fastest-growing cities in Oregon.
Happy Valley History
The city, as recorded by a U.S. Census Bureau study, is composed of 8.32 square miles. Because it borders Portland, Damascus, Pleasant Valley and other cities, Happy Valley is a part of the Portland metropolitan area. Mount Scott is an extinct volcano that is part of the Boring Lava Field, and is the highest point in Happy Valley at 1,050 feet. Scouters Mountain is also a prominent in the area.
The soil of the valley is said to be quite fertile. Springs of water and a local creek provide an abundant water supply. The surrounding mountains and ridges and even the valley itself, were once covered with excellent timber. The tall grass, shrubs, and bushes provided good protection for the wildlife at one time, which made the valley an ideal place to live. The climate was warm and pleasant in summer, but not terrible in winter. Food for animals and birds was bountiful.
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Happy Valley belongs to the North Clackamas School District. Clackamas High School, Happy Valley Middle School, and Rock Creek Middle School makeup the student population.