Amity is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 1,614.
The town was established between 1848 and 1849 by Joseph and Ahio S. Watt, two brothers who had immigrated to Oregon over the Oregon Trail.Part of Joseph’s land claim became the community’s townsite.The name "Amity" came from the name of a school that was built by two rival communities after the amicable settlement of a dispute. Ahio, the first teacher, named the school. Amity post office was established in 1852.Joseph established the first woolen mill in Oregon, and in 1868 shipped wheat to England in the first instance of Oregon wheat being sent around Cape Horn.The community was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on October 19, 1880, originally as a town.