Buxton Food & Feed Store
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The Buxton area was settled by Henry T. Buxton in 1884, and the town was named for his family, including his father, also named Henry Buxton, a pioneer of 1841. A post office was established on December 27, 1886, with Henry T. Buxton as the first postmaster. Buxton was also the name of a station on the Portland, Astoria & Pacific Railroad above Mendenhall Creek east of the community. A new school building was completed about 1938. In 1954, the community joined with neighboring Manning and Banks to form the Tri-City Rural Fire Protection District (now Banks Fire District). The post office continued until at least 1976 and had a zip code of 97109. The Buxton School, part of the Banks School District, closed in 1998 with the building sold in 2000 to the Banks Christian Academy. Banks Christian Academy closed the Buxton school in June 2015, with the school then being taken over by Faith Bible Christian School.
This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Buxton has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.
Points of interest
- McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) . Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 134. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
- Gaynair, Gillian (June 16, 1997). "Old Buxton School suits parents just fine". The Oregonian. p. E2.
- "History". Banks Fire District. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- Benson, Robert L. (October 19, 1976). "Business and Industry: Post offices, zip codes listed". Hillsboro Argus. p. 11.
- Centers, Ken (July 24, 2015). "New Christian school to open in former Banks Christian Academy building". The Oregonian/OregonLive. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- Climate Summary for Buxton, Oregon
- Media related to Buxton, Oregon at Wikimedia Commons
- Historic image of Buxton from Salem Public Library
- Brochure and map of the Buxton Trailhead
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