List of ghost towns in Oregon

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This is a list of ghost towns in the U.S. state of Oregon. According to historian Steve Arndt, Oregon has more than 250 ghost towns, more than any other state in the United States.[1] This list includes towns and communities that are abandoned, unpopulated, or whose populations have declined to significantly small numbers.[a]

List[edit]

Town Est. County Notes Ref.
Airlie 1882 Polk
Andrews 1880 Harney [3]
Antelope 1901 Wasco [4]
Ashwood 1870 (c.) Jefferson [5]
Auburn 1861 Baker
Austin 1888 Grant
Bayocean 1906 Tillamook
Blalock 1879 Gilliam County
Blitzen 1915 (c.) Harney [6]
Boston 1858 Linn Relocated to become Shedd.
Boones Ferry 1847 Clackamas Subsumed by Wilsonville in 1880.
Bourne 1895 Baker
Boyd 1861 Wasco Recently bought as Farmland. [5]
Bridal Veil 1886 Multnomah
Buncom 1851 Jackson
Butteville 1840 (c.) Marion
Cascadia 1898 (c.) Linn
Champoeg 1841 Marion
Copper 1924 Jackson The remaining buildings in the town were demolished to make way for Applegate Lake. [7]
Copper Wallowa
Cornucopia 1884 Baker
Danner 1863 Malheur County
Divide 1900 Lane
Dufur 1893 Wasco [8]
Ellendale 1850 Polk
Flora 1897 Wallowa
Fort Clatsop 1804 Clatsop [9]
Fort Stevens 1863 Clatsop [10]
Friend 1903 Wasco [11]
Galena 1865 Grant [5]
Golden 1840 (c.) Josephine [5]
Granite 1867 Grant [5]
Greenback 1897 Josephine [5]
Greenhorn 1897 Baker & Grant
Hardman 1881 Morrow [12]
Horse Heaven 1933 Jefferson [5]
Idiotville Tillamook
Jimtown 1904 Baker
Kent 1887 Sherman [13]
Kerby 1884 (c.) Josephine [14]
Kernville 1896 Lincoln
Kinzua 1927 Wheeler [15]
Latourell 1876 Multnomah
Lime 1899 Baker [16]
Lonerock 1881 Gilliam [5]
Mayville 1884 Gilliam [17]
Millican 1913 Deschutes [15]
Orleans 1850 (c.) Linn County
Ordnance 1943 Umatilla
Orodell 1867 Union
Ortley 1911 Wasco
Persist 1902 Jackson
Placer 1885 Josephine [5]
Pondosa 1927 Union [18]
Richmond 1899 Wheeler [5]
Shaniko 1901 Wasco [19]
Southport 1875 (c.) Coos
Sparta 1872 Baker
Sterlingville 1854 Jackson
Sumpter 1889 Baker County [5]
Susanville 1862 (c.) Grant [5]
Valsetz 1919 Polk
Vanport 1943 Multnomah
Waldo 1852 Josephine
Whitney 1900 Baker [5]
Yaquina 1887 Lincoln
Zena 1858 Polk
Zumwalt 1903 Wallowa

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to T. Lindsay Baker, a "ghost town" can refer to either an unpopulated town or a town that, though still populated (albeit in small numbers), has seen a significant decline in population since its establishment.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arndt, Steve (2015). Oregon Ghost Towns A to Z. Stephen Arndt. ISBN 978-0-984-42949-3. 
  2. ^ Baker, T. Lindsay (2003). More Ghost Towns of Texas. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0806135182. 
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 24. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ Culp, Edwin D. (1978). Stations West: The Story of the Oregon Railways. New York: Bonanza Books. pp. 100–101. OCLC 4751643. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Weis, Norman D. (1971). Ghost Towns of the Northwest. Caldwell, Idaho, USA: Caxton Press. ISBN 0-87004-358-7. 
  6. ^ Hatton, Raymond (1988). Oregon's Big Country: A Portrait of Southeastern Oregon. Bend, Oregon, USA: Maverick Publications. ISBN 0-89288-128-3. 
  7. ^ Miller, Bill (14 December 2008). "The underwater ghost town". Mail Tribune. Retrieved 4 May 2018. 
  8. ^ Varney 2013, pp. 138–9.
  9. ^ Varney 2013, p. 116.
  10. ^ Varney 2013, p. 120.
  11. ^ Varney 2013, pp. 138–42.
  12. ^ Varney 2013, p. 169.
  13. ^ Varney 2013, pp. 152–5.
  14. ^ Varney 2013, p. 206.
  15. ^ a b "Remnants of another time". Bend Bulletin. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  16. ^ McArthur, Lewis (1991) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (6th ed.). Portland, OR, USA: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 508. ISBN 978-0-87595-237-6. 
  17. ^ Varney 2013, pp. 162–4.
  18. ^ "Fire strikes ghost town". La Grande Observer. 22 June 1959. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  19. ^ Varney 2013, p. 156.

Works cited[edit]

  • Varney, Phillip (2013). Ghost Towns of the Pacific Northwest: Your Guide to the Hidden History of Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. Voyageur Press. ISBN 978-0-760-34316-6.