Airlie, Oregon

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Airlie is an unincorporated community in Polk County, Oregon, United States.[1]

The community was named for David Ogilvy, 10th Earl of Airlie of Scotland, who was president of the narrow-gauge Oregonian Railway Company.[2] Airlie was the southern terminus of the railroad.[2] The tracks were later widened to standard gauge and the line was bought by the Southern Pacific Railroad, which removed the Airlie branch by 1929.[2] Airlie post office was established in 1882 and ran intermittently until 1943.[2]

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  1. ^ "Airlie". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 11. ISBN 978-0875952772. 

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Coordinates: 44°45′01″N 123°19′53″W / 44.7503972°N 123.3314898°W / 44.7503972; -123.3314898