Cheshire, Oregon

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Cheshire
Unincorporated community
Store and post office in Cheshire
Store and post office in Cheshire
Cheshire is located in Oregon
Cheshire
Cheshire
Cheshire is located in the US
Cheshire
Cheshire
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°11′23″N 123°17′4″W / 44.18972°N 123.28444°W / 44.18972; -123.28444Coordinates: 44°11′23″N 123°17′4″W / 44.18972°N 123.28444°W / 44.18972; -123.28444
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Cheshire is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States. It is located near the Long Tom River and is southwest of Junction City on Oregon Route 36.

History[edit]

Cheshire was a station on the Southern Pacific Railroad line platted in 1913 and originally named Hubert. This name caused confusion with another station on the line, Huber, however, so the railroad company changed the name to Cheshire in 1914. The Cheshire post office was established the same year. Both "Hubert" and "Cheshire" were names chosen to honor James Hubert Cheshire, a favorite child of the people in the area.[1]

Business[edit]

Today, Cheshire's principal landmarks are a Dari Mart convenience store and a post office serving the 97419 zip code.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 195. ISBN 978-0875952772.