Carus is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. It is located about seven miles south of [1 ] Oregon City, on Oregon Route 213. [2 ]
Carus post office ran from 1887 to 1907.
The name may have come from a misreading of the name "Carns" on the application to the [3 ] Post Office Department. It is unknown whether it was to be named for a place in another state or for a local family. [3 ] [3 ]
In 1915 the community had two
sawmills, a daily stagecoach to Oregon City and a twice-daily stagecoach to Canby. As of 1990 there was a school and a church. [4 ] Carus Elementary School is part of the [4 ] Canby School District. A cemetery near the community is owned by the [5 ] Followers of Christ. [6 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Carus". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980 . Retrieved 2011-01-04.
^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 29. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Geographic Names Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 171–172. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956.
^ a b Friedman, Ralph (1990). (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: In Search of Western Oregon The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 367. ISBN 0-87004-332-3.
^ "Carus Elementary School". Canby School District . Retrieved 2011-01-04.
^ Bruder, Jessica; Dana Tims (April 5, 2008). "Parents Plead Not Guilty in Death". The Washington Post . Retrieved 2011-01-04.
Coordinates: 45°16′16″N 122°34′14″W / 45.271233°N 122.570645°W