|Former unincorporated community|
|Elevation||5,374 ft (1,638 m)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|Area code(s)||458 and 541|
|GNIS feature ID||1136088|
Bourne is a ghost town in Baker County, Oregon, United States about 7 miles (11 km) north of Sumpter in the Blue Mountains. It lies on Cracker Creek and is within the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest. Platted in 1902, the former gold mining boomtown is considered a ghost town today.
Originally named "Cracker City", Bourne is named after Senator Jonathan Bourne, Jr., who was interested in Eastern Oregon mines for a time. Bourne post office was established in 1895 and closed in 1927.
In 1910 Bourne town was listed as having a population of 77.
- "Bourne". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
- Bailey, Barbara Ruth (1982). Main Street: Northeastern Oregon. Oregon Historical Society. p. 21. ISBN 0-87595-073-6.
- Potter, Miles (1976). "Mother Lode of the Blues". Oregon's Golden Years: Bonanza of the West. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-87004-254-6.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) . Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 103. ISBN 978-0875952772.
- Benson, Frank; Olcott, Ben (1911). 1911 Oregon Blue Book. Salem Oregon: Willis S. Duniway, State Printer. p. 114.
|This Baker County, Oregon state location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|