Philomath is a small town 5 miles west of Corvallis (with a population of about 5500). The town was named after the Philomath College that was founded in 1867. The name of the college and city was derived from two Greek words meaning "lover of learning". Public parking is available on city streets, at Marys River Park, and at Philomath City Park. Below, you will find routes starting in Philomath as well as a list of restaurants, places to go, and annual community events.