Brownsmead, Oregon

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Brownsmead, Oregon
Grange hall
Grange hall
Brownsmead is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Brownsmead is located in the United States
Brownsmead (the United States)
Coordinates: 46°13′3″N 123°32′29″W / 46.21750°N 123.54139°W / 46.21750; -123.54139Coordinates: 46°13′3″N 123°32′29″W / 46.21750°N 123.54139°W / 46.21750; -123.54139
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)503 and 971
Grange hall
Rail station

Brownsmead is an unincorporated community, on a distributary of the Columbia River called Saspal Slough, in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Previously known as Brody, it was named after W.G. Brown, a Portland engineer involved in land reclamation in the area. There was a post office in Brownsmead from 1919 to 1975,[1] located in the Brownsmead General Store.

Historic photos of the Brownsmead fish station, located where Davis Creek feeds into Blind Slough, reveal docked gillnetting boats. One such boat is shown in the boat hoist, resting above the water by several feet on the dock.[2]

Brownsmead is the northernmost settlement in the state of Oregon.[citation needed]


  1. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  2. ^ Historic Photographs of Brownsmead salmon station[permanent dead link]