Marquam, Oregon

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Marquam is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Marquam is located in the United States
Marquam (the United States)
Coordinates: 45°4′24″N 122°41′9″W / 45.07333°N 122.68583°W / 45.07333; -122.68583Coordinates: 45°4′24″N 122°41′9″W / 45.07333°N 122.68583°W / 45.07333; -122.68583
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)503 and 971

Marquam is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. It is located on Oregon Route 213, between the cities of Molalla and Silverton. Marquam was named for pioneer settler Alfred Marquam, who came to Oregon in 1845 from the east (Maryland via Missouri). He secured a donation land claim of 640 acres (2.6 km2), and built the first house and the first store in the town. In 1889 the Marquam post office was established and named for Alfred Marquam, who was also the first postmaster. His younger brother was Philip Augustus Marquam, a noted early judge in Oregon.[1]


  1. ^ Bancroft, Hubert Howe (1892). Chronicles of the Builders of the Commonwealth. San Francisco: The History Company. p. 627.

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