Flora, Oregon

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Flora, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Flora, Oregon in 2008
Flora, Oregon in 2008
Coordinates: 45°54′01″N 117°18′36″W / 45.90028°N 117.31000°W / 45.90028; -117.31000Coordinates: 45°54′01″N 117°18′36″W / 45.90028°N 117.31000°W / 45.90028; -117.31000[1]
Country United States
State Oregon
County Wallowa
Elevation[1] 4,350 ft (1,330 m)

Flora is an unincorporated community in Wallowa County, Oregon, United States. It is located about 35 miles north of Enterprise, just off Oregon Route 3, and is considered a ghost town. Its elevation is 4350 ft.[1]

History[edit]

The school in Flora

Flora was platted on April 7, 1897.[2] By 1910, it had a population of 200 residents and an eight-room school. It is considered "the most substantial town to fail" in the Northeast Oregon region.[2]

The community was named after the daughter of the first postmaster, A. D. Buzzard.[3] Flora post office operated from 1890–1966.[3] The Flora School, built in 1915, is on the National Register of Historic Places.[4] Now known as the Flora School Education Center, the schoolhouse has been restored as a pioneer arts education center.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Flora". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  2. ^ a b Bailey, Barbara Ruth (1982). Main Street: Northeastern Oregon. Oregon Historical Society. pp. 55–58. ISBN 0-87595-073-6. 
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. October 19, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  5. ^ [Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2005-01-13
  6. ^ [1] Archived June 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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