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Carver is an unincorporated community
Unincorporated area
In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not a part of any municipality.To "incorporate" in this context means to form a municipal corporation, a city, town, or village with its own government. An unincorporated community is usually not subject to or taxed by a municipal government...

 in Clackamas County
Clackamas County, Oregon
Clackamas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. The county was named after the Native Americans living in the area, the Clackamas Indians, who were part of the Chinookan people. As of 2010, the population was 375,992...

, Oregon
Oregon
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon's northern and eastern...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, which as of 2004, is part of the city of Damascus, Oregon
Damascus, Oregon
Damascus is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Incorporated in 2004, the city is located east of Happy Valley and Interstate 205 and west of Boring. The area that later became the city had a population of 9,022 in 2000...

. Before 2004, when the city of Damascus incorporated, Carver was an independent, unincorporated
Unincorporated area
In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not a part of any municipality.To "incorporate" in this context means to form a municipal corporation, a city, town, or village with its own government. An unincorporated community is usually not subject to or taxed by a municipal government...

 community. Carver is still recognized as a community within the greater city of Damascus.

The center of Carver is located along the Clackamas River
Clackamas River
The Clackamas River is an approximately tributary of the Willamette River in northwestern Oregon, in the United States. As it drains an area of about , the Clackamas passes through mostly forested and rugged mountainous terrain in its upper reaches, and passes through agricultural and urban areas...

, three miles southwest of the center of Damascus, and five miles east of Clackamas
Clackamas, Oregon
Clackamas was a census-designated place in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 5,177 at the 2000 census. It is a suburb of Portland, Oregon.It is the location of Camp Withycombe, a military base...

. The community is located along Oregon Route 224.

Points of interest

  • Carver Bridge: The Clackamas River at Carver was originally crossed using a slack-line ferry orperated by Horace Baker. Subsequently a wooden covered bridge spanned the river and is reported to have been the longest covered bridge in the State. The modern steel truss bridge replaced the wooden bridge, and is itself now slated for replacement in 2009. Located alongside the wooden bridge was a large train trestle of the C & E Railway. That line extended out past Viola and served several sawmills and communities.

  • Baker's Cabin; Located on the south side of the Clackamas River, across from Carver. Managed by the Baker Cabin Historic Society (www.bakercabin.org) the original log cabin is restored and the site is maintained for historic interest. Horace Baker and Jane Hattan settled on the site after coming overland via the Oregon Trail, and Barlow Trail in 1846.

Also on the historic site is the restored German Methodist Church, moved to this site in 1967 from Logan (roughly 6 miles east). The Pioneer Church, as it is now known, is used as a community meeting place and is rented for weddings and memorial events. For more information on the history, please visit the website.
  • Carver Park: The memorable meadow scene for the movie Twilight (2008 film)
    Twilight (2008 film)
    Twilight is a 2008 American romantic vampire film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It is the first film in The Twilight Saga film series...

     was filmed in Carver Park.

  • The Carver Cafe: Is where police chief Swan Twilight (2008 film)
    Twilight (2008 film)
    Twilight is a 2008 American romantic vampire film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It is the first film in The Twilight Saga film series...

     meets with Bella for breakfast.

  • Stone Cliff Inn: the cliff side has signs that show where Edward Twilight (2008 film)
    Twilight (2008 film)
    Twilight is a 2008 American romantic vampire film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It is the first film in The Twilight Saga film series...

    revealed he was a vampire.

  • Pioneer Church at Baker Cabin Historic Site. (www.bakercabin.org)

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