Elmira, Oregon

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Unincorporated community
Approaching Elmira from the south
Approaching Elmira from the south
Elmira is located in Oregon
Elmira is located in the US
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°3′57″N 123°21′15″W / 44.06583°N 123.35417°W / 44.06583; -123.35417Coordinates: 44°3′57″N 123°21′15″W / 44.06583°N 123.35417°W / 44.06583; -123.35417
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Elmira is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States. It is located west of Eugene and north of Veneta and Oregon Route 126, near the Long Tom River and Fern Ridge Reservoir.

The community was named after Elmira, California, after previously having the name "Duckworth".[1] A local business owner persuaded postal authorities to rename the community "Elmira" in 1884.[2]

In approximately 1905, Elmira Road and the surrounding area was homesteaded by Henry and Celia Faulhaber along with their children Leon, Neil and Mildred. Sometime between 1905 and 1916 Elmira Road was donated back to the county by Henry Faulhaber and later renamed Faulhaber Road.[3]


Elmira is served by the Fern Ridge School District (28J), which has three schools: Elmira Elementary School, Fern Ridge Middle School, and Elmira High School. Lane Community College offers credit and non-credit classes at the Elmira Community Learning Center.


  1. ^ "Names of Lane County Communities Reveal Interesting Histories, Anecdotes". Eugene Register-Guard. 4 January 1942. p. 4. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  2. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  3. ^ Neil Faulhaber (October 29, 1983). "Tape recording" (Interview). Interview with Lora Keenan. Veneta, Oregon. 

3. Inman, Loris. “Elmira, Oregon - A Photo Story." Lane County Historian Vol. XXIII, No. 3. Fall, 1978. http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/10797/Vol_23_No_3_Fal_1978.pdf?sequence=1

4. Dailey, Charles. "Lane County, Oregon, West of I5 Except Eugene." Pioneer History—to about 1900, Churches of Christ and Christian Churches in the Pacific Northwest. October 9, 2009. http://ncbible.org/nwh/OrLaneWest.html

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