Carpenterville, Oregon

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Carpenterville, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Carpenterville is located in Oregon
Carpenterville is located in the US
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 42°13′13″N 124°20′18″W / 42.22028°N 124.33833°W / 42.22028; -124.33833Coordinates: 42°13′13″N 124°20′18″W / 42.22028°N 124.33833°W / 42.22028; -124.33833
Country United States
State Oregon
County Curry
Established 1932
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97415
Area code(s) 458 and 541

Carpenterville is an unincorporated community in Curry County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located on the former alignment of U.S. Route 101 known as the Roosevelt Highway (now Oregon Route 255 or the Carpenterville Highway), about 16 miles north of Brookings.[2][3] Carpenterville was the highest point on the former main coastal highway and the area is known for its views.[3][4][5]

D. W. Carpenter and his family settled in the area in 1921. The family ran a sawmill that produced lumber for fences.[2] Carpenterville post office was established in 1932 and named for the Carpenter family.[2] In 1940, Carpenterville's population was 35.[4] The post office closed in 1944.[2] When Carpenterville was still on the main route of the Coast Highway, there was a public school, a store, tourist cabins, and a lodge, the Skyline Lodge and Restaurant.[3][5] The realignment of the highway cut the community off from the main coastal road and the lodge was later torn down.[3] By 1990, there was only one house to mark the location of the community, however the USGS still classifies Carpenterville as a populated place.[5]

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  1. ^ "Carpenterville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 169–170. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  3. ^ a b c d Boice, Meryl (2012). Gold Beach and South Curry County. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-7385-9615-0. 
  4. ^ a b "A 1940 Oregon Coast Tour: Port Orford to California Line". Oregon State Archives. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 110. ISBN 0-87004-332-3. 

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