Finn Rock, Oregon

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Finn Rock
Closed restaurant in Finn Rock
Closed restaurant in Finn Rock
Finn Rock is located in Oregon
Finn Rock
Finn Rock
Location within the state of Oregon
Finn Rock is located in the US
Finn Rock
Finn Rock
Finn Rock (the US)
Coordinates: 44°7′45″N 122°22′54″W / 44.12917°N 122.38167°W / 44.12917; -122.38167Coordinates: 44°7′45″N 122°22′54″W / 44.12917°N 122.38167°W / 44.12917; -122.38167
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)458 and 541

Finn Rock is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States. It is located on Oregon Route 126 and the McKenzie River, between the communities of Nimrod and Blue River, in the Willamette National Forest.

Finn Rock was once a logging community and is named after an unusual rock formation on Route 126 near the mouth of Finn Creek.[1][2] Although the rock resembles a shark's fin, the rock was named for Benjamin Franklin Finn, an early settler of the area.[2][3] Ben Finn was known as "the biggest liar on the McKenzie River", and claimed to be the inspiration for Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn.[3][4] Finn Rock post office operated from 1947 until 1961.[2] The 1929 general store building that also served as the post office is now a restaurant.[1]

Finn Rock Rest Area, formerly known as Howard Morton State Park, is located near Finn Rock. McKenzie High School is located in Finn Rock.

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  1. ^ a b "Where to dine that's down by the river". The Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. August 8, 2006. p. E3. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 353. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  3. ^ a b Western Literature Association (1987). A Literary History of the American West (full text) (PDF). Fort Worth, Texas: Texas Christian University Press. ISBN 0-87565-021-X.
  4. ^ "Nimrod to Blue River". McKenzie River Reflections. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012.
  5. ^ Wadsworth, Lois (April 25, 2002). "Between Two Worlds". Eugene Weekly. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved May 6, 2007.

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