Lenz, Hood River County, Oregon

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Lenz is an unincorporated community in Hood River County, Oregon, United States just west of Oregon Route 35 about a mile and a half east of Odell. This station on the Mount Hood Railroad was named after John Lenz, an early settler.[1] Lenz Butte and Lenz Creek are nearby.[1] The name of the station has also been spelled Lentz and was also known as "Sherman Spur".[2] The elevation is 732 feet (223 m).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  2. ^ Miscellaneous Railroad Timetables. On File at Oregon Historical Society. One of four segments also included in The Railroad Stations of Oregon by Lewis L. McArthur and Cynthia B. Gardiner, 1996.
  3. ^ "Lenz". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 

Coordinates: 45°37′46″N 121°31′27″W / 45.629562°N 121.524241°W / 45.629562; -121.524241