Brockway, Oregon

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Brockway, Oregon
Unincorporated community
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Brockway, Oregon is located in Oregon
Brockway, Oregon
Brockway, Oregon
Brockway, Oregon is located in the US
Brockway, Oregon
Brockway, Oregon
Coordinates: 43°06′32″N 123°27′19″W / 43.10889°N 123.45528°W / 43.10889; -123.45528Coordinates: 43°06′32″N 123°27′19″W / 43.10889°N 123.45528°W / 43.10889; -123.45528
Country United States
State Oregon
County Douglas
Elevation 571 ft (174 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97496
GNIS feature ID 1136094

Brockway is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Oregon, United States,[1] on Oregon Route 42, about nine miles southwest of Roseburg.

Originally known as Civil Bend, referring to the "...boisterous activity of visitors to the horseraces," the name was changed in 1889 when postal authorities objected to a name with two words. "Brockway" was chosen in honor of local farmer and pioneer B. B. Brockway.[2]

Benjamin Brockway[edit]

Benjamin Benson Brockway (1829 - 1915) was an Oregon Trail pioneer of 1852 from New York.[3] He began farming in the Lookingglass Valley.[2]


  1. ^ "Brockway". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (1982) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Fifth ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 84. ISBN 0-87595-114-7. 
  3. ^ Flora, Stephanie, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2015-02-27.