Deadwood, Oregon

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Unincorporated community
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Deadwood is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°5′45″N 123°45′44″W / 44.09583°N 123.76222°W / 44.09583; -123.76222Coordinates: 44°5′45″N 123°45′44″W / 44.09583°N 123.76222°W / 44.09583; -123.76222
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Deadwood is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States. It is located on Oregon Route 36, in the Oregon Coast Range.

Deadwood was named after Deadwood Creek, a tributary of the Siuslaw River. Deadwood Creek was so-named because of the dead timber snags next to its banks, which had resulted from a series of wildfires in the area.[1] Deadwood post office was established in 1884.[1] The post office was discontinued to the community of Greenleaf in 1914, but was reestablished in 1950.[1]

Deadwood is the home of Alpha Farm, an intentional community established in 1971.[2][3] The farm owns the Alpha Bit, a café and book/gift store in Mapleton.[2] Other residents include the artists Ernie and Mary Lou Goertzen who lived in the old Deadwood schoolhouse from 1975.[4]


  1. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  2. ^ a b Alpha Farm (official website)
  3. ^ Gatton, Dee Dee (May 1, 2014). "Alpha Farm: 'There are only two rules: no guns, no hard drugs'". KVAL-TV. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ernest "Ernie" Goertzen". Mennonite Weekly Review. September 2004. Retrieved May 2, 2014.