About This Place
Toledo is a city located on the Yaquina River and along U.S. Route 20 in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,472. The city is a 2009 All-America City Award finalist.
The modern town of Toledo was first settled in 1866 by John Graham, his son Joseph, and William Mackey, who claimed land made available by the Homestead Act. It was called "Graham's Landing" until a post office was established two years later. Joseph D. Graham, John's son, named the post office for Toledo, Ohio because he was homesick. William Mackey was the first postmaster.
When Toledo was made the county seat of the newly established Lincoln County in 1893, it appointed its first mayor, Charles Barton Crosno. The city incorporated in 1905.