Bacona, Oregon

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Bacona
Bacona is located in Oregon
Bacona
Bacona
Location within Oregon[1]
Coordinates: 45°46′37″N 123°7′19″W / 45.77694°N 123.12194°W / 45.77694; -123.12194Coordinates: 45°46′37″N 123°7′19″W / 45.77694°N 123.12194°W / 45.77694; -123.12194
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyWashington
Elevation
2,034 ft (620 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
97109
GNIS feature ID1135823[2]

Bacona is an unincorporated community in northern Washington County, Oregon, United States.

History[edit]

The Bacona post office operated from May 24, 1897 until January 31, 1934. Bacona was named for the first postmaster, Cyrus Bacon. In part due to the Tillamook Burn of 1933, the community went into a decline and now has very few inhabitants, down from a peak of 70 in 1915.[3][4][5]

A sawmill, owned by Peter Hoffman, operated in the area and employed eight men.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bacona (in Washington County, OR) Populated Place Profile". HomeTownLocator. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bacona, Oregon
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis L. (1992). Oregon Geographic Names (sixth edition). Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 36. ISBN 0-87595-236-4.
  4. ^ "Bacona, Oregon, Ghost town in the woods". Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  5. ^ Ralph Friedman (1978). Tracking Down Oregon. Caxton Press. pp. 44–54. ISBN 978-0-87004-257-7.
  6. ^ "Hoffman's Sawmill". The Hillsboro Argus. June 29, 1911. Retrieved October 18, 2016.