Canby is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 12,790 at the 2000 census. The 2007 estimate is 15,140 residents. It is located on Oregon Route 99E, two miles northeast of Barlow.
Canby is named for Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, a Civil War general who was later killed in the Modoc War by Captain Jack and his group of warriors.
The area was known as Baker Prairie when the community was founded in 1857. Canby was platted in 1870. Canby was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 15, 1893.