Allegany, Oregon

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Allegany, Oregon
Allegany is located in Oregon
Allegany
Allegany
Location within the state of Oregon
Allegany is located in the United States
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany (the United States)
Coordinates: 43°25′34″N 124°1′25″W / 43.42611°N 124.02361°W / 43.42611; -124.02361Coordinates: 43°25′34″N 124°1′25″W / 43.42611°N 124.02361°W / 43.42611; -124.02361
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyCoos
Elevation
43 ft (13 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
97407
Area code(s)541, 458
GNIS feature ID1116873[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System

Allegany is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States.[1] It lies at the upstream end of the Millicoma River, where the East Fork Millicoma River and West Fork Millicoma River join to form the main stem, a short tributary of the Coos River.[2] Oregon Route 241 passes through Allegany.[2] The community borders the Elliott State Forest.

The Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area is a state park northeast of Allegany. It features two 100-foot (30 m) waterfalls in an old-growth forest setting.[3]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Allegany on March 25, 1893, and it is unknown why this spelling was chosen. Allegany is used for several geographic features in the state of New York, while Allegheny is the preferred spelling in Pennsylvania.[4] William Vincamp was the first post master.[5] He is buried at the Allegany Cemetery.[6]

Due to the lack of good roads and other more modern transportation in these areas, the small (14 tons) gasoline-propeller Welcome, built 1919, was on the run up the Coos River from Marshfield to Allegany until 1948.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Allegany". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Oregon Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme Mapping. 2008. pp. 51–52. ISBN 978-0-89933-347-2.
  3. ^ "Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved December 27, 2016..
  4. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 17. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  5. ^ "City of Allegany Oregon". www.oregoncities.us. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  6. ^ "Vincamp, William". Find A Grave.