Kerry, Oregon

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Kerry, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Kerry is located in Oregon
Kerry is located in the US
Coordinates: 46°07′16″N 123°21′07″W / 46.121°N 123.352°W / 46.121; -123.352Coordinates: 46°07′16″N 123°21′07″W / 46.121°N 123.352°W / 46.121; -123.352
Country United States
State Oregon
County Columbia
Elevation 23 ft (7 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97016
Area code(s) 503 and 971

Kerry is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States,[1] located about 30 miles east of Astoria. It was founded to extend the Columbia & Nehalem River Railroad and named in 1912 by lumberman Albert S. Kerry. In the 1920s it had about 200 inhabitants.[2][3] Its post office opened in 1917 and closed in 1938.[3]


  1. ^ "Kerry". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Dougherty, Phil (29 November 2008). "Kerry, Albert Sperry (1866-1939)". HistoryLink.Org. Retrieved December 26, 2010.
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 978-0875952772.