Jonesboro, Oregon

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Jonesboro is an unincorporated historic community in Malheur County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located on U.S Route 20, between Juntura and Harper, near the Malheur River.[2][3]

Jonesboro was a station on the Union Pacific Railroad.[2] It was named for William Jones, a local cattle rancher.[2] The now torn-up railroad line was decommissioned in the early 1990s.[2][4]


  1. ^ "Jonesboro (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  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. 517. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  3. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 82–83. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  4. ^ "Oregon Eastern Division: WYCO Scrap Trains". High Desert Rails. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 43°47′45″N 117°54′53″W / 43.795713°N 117.914622°W / 43.795713; -117.914622