Maxville, Oregon

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Maxville, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Maxville, Oregon is located in Oregon
Maxville, Oregon
Maxville, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°44′46″N 117°33′25″W / 45.746°N 117.557°W / 45.746; -117.557Coordinates: 45°44′46″N 117°33′25″W / 45.746°N 117.557°W / 45.746; -117.557
Country United States
State Oregon
County Wallowa
Elevation 4,058 ft (1,237 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97828
Area code(s) 458 and 541

Maxville is an unincorporated community and former company town in northern Wallowa County, Oregon.[1][2] The town was built in 1923 by the Bowman-Hicks Lumber Company, a large Southern firm with timber and mills in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Bowman-Hicks hired experienced loggers, regardless of race, from the Southern United States. In keeping with the Jim Crow practices common in the South at that time, Maxville had segregated neighborhoods, schools, and baseball teams.[3]


  1. ^ "Maxville". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Maxwell a logging camp, Wallowa County, Oregon" [sic]. Oregon Genealogy. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L (2003) [1928]. Oregon geographic names. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 618. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 

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