Buxton, Oregon

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Buxton
Unincorporated community
Buxton Food & Feed Store
Buxton Food & Feed Store
Buxton is located in Oregon
Buxton
Buxton
Buxton is located in USA
Buxton
Buxton
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 45°41′20″N 123°11′23″W / 45.68889°N 123.18972°W / 45.68889; -123.18972Coordinates: 45°41′20″N 123°11′23″W / 45.68889°N 123.18972°W / 45.68889; -123.18972
Country United States
State Oregon
County Washington
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97109

Buxton is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States, near Oregon Route 47.

History[edit]

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.[1] A post office was established on December 27, 1886, with Henry T. Buxton as the first postmaster.[1] Buxton was also the name of a station on the Portland, Astoria & Pacific Railroad above Mendenhall Creek east of the community.[1] A new school building was completed about 1938.[2] In 1954, the community joined with neighboring Manning and Banks to form the Tri-City Rural Fire Protection District (now Banks Fire District).[3] The post office continued until at least 1976 and had a zip code of 97109.[4] The Buxton School, part of the Banks School District, closed in 1998[2] with the building sold in 2000 to the Banks Christian Academy.[5] Banks Christian Academy closed the Buxton school in June 2015, with the school then being taken over by Faith Bible Christian School.[5]

Climate[edit]

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.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 134. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  2. ^ a b Gaynair, Gillian (June 16, 1997). "Old Buxton School suits parents just fine". The Oregonian. p. E2. 
  3. ^ "History". Banks Fire District. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Benson, Robert L. (October 19, 1976). "Business and Industry: Post offices, zip codes listed". Hillsboro Argus. p. 11. 
  5. ^ a b Centers, Ken (July 24, 2015). "New Christian school to open in former Banks Christian Academy building". The Oregonian/OregonLive. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Buxton, Oregon

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