Crowley is an unincorporated community in Polk County, Oregon, United States. It is located east of [1 ] Oregon Route 99W, about 4 miles north of Rickreall. [2 ]
Crowley was a station on the
Southern Pacific Railroad between Derry and McCoy, established in 1892 as "Crowleys" and named for Solomon Kimsey Crowley. [2 ] Crowley, who was born in [3 ] Missouri in 1833, came west in 1852 and settled in the Oak Grove area of Polk County in 1855. [3 ] [4 ] The "s" was dropped from the name of the station in 1898. [5 ] The rail line is now owned by the [3 ] Portland and Western Railroad, but Crowley is no longer a station. Crowley post office ran intermittently from 1881 to 1904. [6 ] There was later a [3 ] Crowley post office in Malheur County. [3 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Crowley". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980 . Retrieved March 4, 2012.
^ a b Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
^ a b c d e McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Geographic Names Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 256. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956.
^ "Solomon K. Crowley". The History of the Willamette Valley, Being a Description of the Valley and its Resources, with an Account of its Discovery and Settlement by White Men, and its Subsequent History; Together with Personal Reminiscences of its Early Pioneers. Portland, Oregon: Geo. H. Himes, Book and Job Printer. 1885. p. 758 . Retrieved March 4, 2012.
^ Flora, Stephenie. "Emigrants of 1855" . Retrieved March 4, 2012.
^ "Freight Tariff PNWR 9500". Portland & Western Railroad, Inc . Retrieved March 4, 2012.
Further reading [ edit ]
Hines, H. K. (1893). Illustrated History of the State of Oregon. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co. p. 1012.
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Coordinates: 44°58′42″N 123°12′29″W / 44.978451°N 123.208157°W