Hamilton, Oregon

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Hamilton is an unincorporated community in Grant County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located on Oregon Route 402 east of Monument and west of Long Creek.[2] As of 1993, the community had no businesses and only three houses.[3]

The community and nearby Hamilton Mountain were named for John Henry Hamilton, the first settler in the area.[4][5] Hamilton, a cattle rancher, arrived in Grant County sometime in 1874 and lived there until his death in 1909.[4] Local settlers met at Hamilton's ranch to race horses.[4] Hamilton post office was established in 1884 and closed in 1959.[4] Anson C. Frink built the first store and served as the first postmaster.[4]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Hamilton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 77. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1993) [1972]. Oregon for the Curious (3rd ed.). Portland, Oregon: Pars Publishing Company. p. 189. ISBN 0-87004-222-X. 
  4. ^ a b c d e McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 439. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  5. ^ Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Oregon (1940). Oregon: End of the Trail. American Guide Series. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort. p. 296. OCLC 4874569. 

Coordinates: 44°44′26″N 119°18′33″W / 44.740427°N 119.309147°W / 44.740427; -119.309147