Brownsmead, Oregon

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Brownsmead, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Grange hall
Grange hall
Brownsmead is located in Oregon
Brownsmead
Brownsmead
Location within the state of Oregon
Brownsmead is located in the US
Brownsmead
Brownsmead
Brownsmead (the US)
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
Country United States
State Oregon
County Clatsop
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97103
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]

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