Eddyville, Oregon

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Eddyville, Oregon
Eddyville Post Office
Eddyville Post Office
Eddyville is located in Oregon
Eddyville is located in the United States
Coordinates: 44°38′04″N 123°46′35″W / 44.63444°N 123.77639°W / 44.63444; -123.77639Coordinates: 44°38′04″N 123°46′35″W / 44.63444°N 123.77639°W / 44.63444; -123.77639
CountryUnited States
Named forIsrael F. Eddy
85 ft (26 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)541
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[2]

Eddyville is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Eddyville's unofficial estimated population as of 2014 was about 400 to 500.[3][4]

Eddyville lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 20 and Oregon Route 180 east of Chitwood and at the confluence of Little Elk Creek and the Yaquina River.[5]

The community was named by and for Israel F. Eddy, who was postmaster here in 1888. The post office, originally established in 1868, had been called "Little Elk", for the nearby creek, until Eddy moved it further from the creek and renamed it. Subsequent back-and-forth moves and name changes through 1900 resulted in a post office near the mouth of the creek but with the name "Eddyville".[6]

In the late 19th century, Eddyville was one of the stops on the Oregon Pacific Railroad, linking the former port city of Yaquina to Corvallis and Albany.[7] After the Oregon Pacific failed financially, fell into receivership, and went through 17 years of financial and legal complications, it became a branch line of the Southern Pacific in 1907.[8]


  1. ^ "Search Results for Eddyville, Oregon". CD Light. 2014. Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Eddyville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Best Place to Live in Eddyville (zip 97343), Oregon". Best Places to Live and Retire. 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Eddyville, Oregon". ZIPCode.org. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  5. ^ Oregon Road and Recreation Atlas (5th ed.). Santa Barbara, California: Benchmark Maps. 2012. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-929591-62-9.
  6. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 317. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
  7. ^ Culp, Edwin D. (1978). Stations West: The Story of the Oregon Railways. New York City: Bonanza Books. pp. 82–90. OCLC 4751643.
  8. ^ Corning, Howard McKinley (1989) [1956]. Dictionary of Oregon History (2nd ed.). Portland: Binford & Mort. p. 277. ISBN 0-8323-0449-2.