Corvallis is located in the western part of the state of Oregon and a city and seat of Benton County and sits at the head of navigation of Willamette River, which is in confluence with Mary's River that is situated in the southern part of Portland. The area was laid out as Marysville in 1851 and was then renamed to Corvallis, or Heart of the Valley in Latin, in 1853. The state legislature met in the area for a brief period in 1855. The city's major economic activities include engineering consultancy, computer, and computer equipment manufacturing. Corvallis was the city center that contains many buildings that were listed on the National Historic Register. It has a surrounding greenbelt region that has more than 754 municipal parks.
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