Creswell will continue to be a friendly place where people want to live and work. We envision a safe, inclusive, family-oriented small town of desirable neighborhoods with rural roots. Our community will support a resilient, robust local economy, serving as a gateway to outdoor recreation and travel. Our citizens will be actively engaged in improving and maintaining a high quality of life.
Over the years, Creswell has grown from a farming community into a small city with close ties to the metropolitan area. Creswell was first settled in 1872 by Alvin Hughes and James Robinett, each with five-acre land donations, located just south of where the railroad traveled from Eugene. In 1873, the Creswell Post Office opened and Ben Holladay of the Oregon-California Railroad Company named the city after John Creswell, who was then the U.S. Postmaster General.In the early years, Creswell’s economy centered around agrist mill in the community.