Greenleaf, Oregon

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Greenleaf
Unincorporated community
Greenleaf highway marker
Greenleaf highway marker
Greenleaf is located in Oregon
Greenleaf
Greenleaf
Greenleaf is located in the US
Greenleaf
Greenleaf
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°06′49″N 123°40′01″W / 44.11361°N 123.66694°W / 44.11361; -123.66694Coordinates: 44°06′49″N 123°40′01″W / 44.11361°N 123.66694°W / 44.11361; -123.66694
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97430

Greenleaf is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States.[1] Greenleaf lies on Oregon Route 36 east of Deadwood and west of Triangle Lake.

The name Greenleaf was first applied to the community about 1885, and when a post office was established in the area in 1892, the same name was used.[2] The name may refer to the abundance of bigleaf maple trees in the area.[2] Greenleaf is also the name of a creek that flows into Lake Creek where the post office was first located.[2] The post office was moved in 1908 about 3 miles (5 km) down Lake Creek.[2] Greenleaf post office closed in 1987;[3] Greenleaf now has a Deadwood mailing address.[4]

The 1928 Lake Creek Bridge near Greenleaf is a covered bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Feature Query Results". United States Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  2. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 429. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices by State: OREGON Post Offices". United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ Travel Oregon.com
The Lake Creek Bridge near Greenleaf