Disston, Oregon

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Unincorporated community
Disston is located in Oregon
Disston is located in the US
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°41′53″N 122°46′12″W / 43.69806°N 122.77000°W / 43.69806; -122.77000Coordinates: 43°41′53″N 122°46′12″W / 43.69806°N 122.77000°W / 43.69806; -122.77000
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97434
Area code(s) 458 and 541

Disston is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States, southeast of Cottage Grove where Brice Creek and Layng Creek join to form the Row River. It is about a mile west of the Umpqua National Forest.

Disston post office was established in 1906 and ran until 1974.[1][2] Cranston Jones, the first postmaster, was also one of the founders of the first sawmill in Disston and the name of the town came from the famous Disston saws.[3]

At one time there were two sawmills in Disston, the Wheeler-Osgood Lumber Company and the I. E. James Lumber Company.[4] Both mills closed down in the 1950s.[4]

Disston was a sawmill and logging town and also a supply point for miners heading into the nearby Bohemia mining district.[5] The terminus of the Oregon, Pacific and Eastern Railway logging railroad was also in Disston.[6] Much of the former rail line has now been converted to the Row River National Recreation Trail, although the rail trail doesn't extend into Disston.[6] A hiking trail managed by the United States Forest Service, the Noonday Wagon Road Trail, follows an 1896 wagon road that started in Disston and was used to haul supplies into the mining district.[7]

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  1. ^ "Lane County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  2. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 291. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  3. ^ "Names of Lane County Communities Reveal Interesting Histories, Anecdotes". Eugene Register-Guard. 4 January 1942. p. 4. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "The Oregon, Pacific & Eastern Railway". Abandoned Railroads of the Pacific Northwest. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Disston, Oregon — Milltown" (PDF). Lane County Historian. Lane County Historical Society. XXV (2). Summer 1980. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Row River Trail
  7. ^ "#1405 Noonday Wagon Road Trail". United States Forest Service. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 

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