This website was a project of the Wren Community Club, fostering community spirit. You’ll find connections to various areas of interest by clicking on the links at the end of each statement below, or by searching by subpage on the left side of the page you are visiting.
The rural unincorporated community of Wren is located in the eastern foothills of the Oregon Coast Range, about 5 miles west of Philomath on Oregon Highway 20 near the junction of Highway 223, the Kings Valley Highway.
The Wren Community Club was started in 1939 by local friends and neighbors in the Wren, Oregon area. The original 50¢ lifetime membership fee to the Wren Community Club still stands in honor of those good folks who made this community so inviting and friendly.
In the 1930’s members of the Wren Community Club built a Community Hall with donated materials and volunteer labor. The Hall is alive and well and is made available for use by local residents and landowners for community activities. It can also be used by non-Wren residents by reservation.
Over the years the Wren Community has swelled and slimmed and ridden the tides of change. In 1998, the Wren Historical Society put together a book called “Memories of Wren” in an effort to preserve some of the stories and photos from the people who grew up here in the 1920’s and 30’s.
In 1994 local residents were inspired to rejuvenate a sense of community and began an intentional effort to plan for the future of Wren. The Wren Community Plan was adopted as part of the Benton County Comprehensive Plan in 1996.
With the help of the Wren Citizen Advisory Committee, the Plan was revisited by the residents and landowners of the Wren area and revisions can be seen in the Wren Rural Unincorporated Community Plan 2006.
Today this site serves as a resource for communities nationwide.
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