A house at Thatcher along Kansas City Road
Thatcher is an unincorporated historic community in Washington County, Oregon, United States. It was located about three miles north of Forest Grove at the intersection of Hillside and Thatcher roads.
The community was named after pioneers Harmon and Jemima Thatcher, who came from Indiana soon after their marriage in 1847, first settling in Yamhill County, and later taking up a Donation Land Claim in the area that now bears their name.
Thatcher post office was established in 1895 and closed in 1902, with the introduction of rural free delivery. As of 1990, nothing remained at the site to indicate a settlement was there.
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Coordinates: 45°33′53″N 123°08′29″W / 45.564836°N 123.141498°W