Green Acres, Coos County, Oregon

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Green Acres, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Green Acres is located in Oregon
Green Acres
Green Acres
Green Acres is located in the US
Green Acres
Green Acres
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°15′27″N 124°12′17″W / 43.25750°N 124.20472°W / 43.25750; -124.20472Coordinates: 43°15′27″N 124°12′17″W / 43.25750°N 124.20472°W / 43.25750; -124.20472
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Elevation[1] 23 ft (7 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 1143020

Green Acres (or Greenacres) is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States, east of Oregon Route 42 between Coos Bay and Coquille. It is near the southernmost point of the Isthmus Slough of Coos Bay.

The area that is now Green Acres was a 700-acre (2.8 km2) farm homesteaded by master shipbuilder John Kruse, a Danish immigrant, in the late 19th century.[2] Kruse was best known for building the Western Shore, a three-masted wooden clipper ship that was one of the largest tall ships ever built on the West Coast of the United States.[3] She set several speed records.[2]

Today the community has a Grange hall,[4] a volunteer fire department,[5] and a community church.[6] The community formerly had a school in the Coos Bay School District that closed in 1985.[7][8] Green Acres is also home to the Noble Creek Fish Hatchery.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Green Acres". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Koppy, Ann (September 1997). "A Look Back at Shipbuilder John Kruse". The Whole Shebang!. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  3. ^ "A Selective Chronology of South Coast History: Origins to 1899". Coos Historical & Maritime Museum. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  4. ^ "Grange invites community to open house". The World. April 28, 2005. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  5. ^ Rich, Alexander (September 27, 2007). "Greenacres fire district celebrates 50th anniversary". The World. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  6. ^ "Churches". Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  7. ^ "Green Acres School (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  8. ^ "Five rural schools in Coos Bay area shut down". The Register-Guard. October 31, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  9. ^ Chambers, Susan (November 6, 2006). "Impact of fishery closure extends beyond the coast". The World. Oregon Wild. Retrieved 2009-12-24.