McEwen, Oregon

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McEwen is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States. McEwen lies on Oregon Route 7 east of its interchange with Oregon Route 220. McEwen is southeast of Sumpter and west of Auburn.

McEwen was founded as a logging town, platted in 1891, and then was a rail stop on the Sumpter Valley Railway.[1] It was named after a Mormon missionary who converted Charles W. Nibley's parents to the LDS Church.[2]


  1. ^ Bailey, Barbara Ruth (1982). Main Street: Northeastern Oregon. Oregon Historical Society. pp. 21, 51. ISBN 0-87595-073-6. 
  2. ^ Deumling, Dietrich (May 1972). The roles of the railroad in the development of the Grande Ronde Valley (masters thesis). Flagstaff, Arizona: Northern Arizona University. OCLC 4383986. 

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Coordinates: 44°42′03″N 118°06′17″W / 44.70083°N 118.10472°W / 44.70083; -118.10472