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Gillespie Corners
—  Unincorporated community  —
Gillespie Corners is located in Oregon
Gillespie Corners
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°54′38″N 123°14′57″W / 43.91056°N 123.24917°W / 43.91056; -123.24917Coordinates: 43°54′38″N 123°14′57″W / 43.91056°N 123.24917°W / 43.91056; -123.24917
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
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Gillespie Corners is a road junction and unincorporated locale in Lane County, Oregon, United States.[1][2] Gillespie Corners lies at the intersection of Territorial Highway and Lorane Highway, southeast of Eugene.

The area of "Gillespie Corners" is named for Marcellus M. Gillespie [1876-1948] and his brother Walter Benson Gillespie [1878-1971], both of whom owned the land and operated adjacent farms at that intersection. They were the grandsons of 1852 Missouri to Oregon pioneer minister Rev. Jacob E. Gillespie [1809-1898] and the sons of two 1852 Missouri to Oregon settlers Marcellus Melanthon Gillespie [1846-1922] and Damaris Tandy (Benson) Gillespie [1846-1926].

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