Horton, Oregon

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Horton general store

Horton is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is about three miles northeast of Blachly, in the Lake Creek valley of the Central Oregon Coast Range .

In 1903, three brothers—E. J. Horton, Sam M. Horton, and J. C. Horton—settled in the area and started a sawmill they named Horton Mill.[2] When the post office was established in 1913 it was named after the family.[2] Sam Horton was the first postmaster; the office closed in 1960.[2]

Horton's economy was based on the lumber and dairy industries.[2] In 1915 Horton had a public school, two churches and two fraternal lodges.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Horton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  2. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 481. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  3. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 212. ISBN 0-87004-332-3.

Coordinates: 44°12′35″N 123°29′36″W / 44.209844°N 123.493435°W / 44.209844; -123.493435