Welches, Oregon

Coordinates: 45°19′42″N 121°57′35″W / 45.32833°N 121.95972°W / 45.32833; -121.95972
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Wildwood Recreation Site in Welches
Wildwood Recreation Site in Welches
Welches is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Welches is located in the United States
Welches (the United States)
Coordinates: 45°19′42″N 121°57′35″W / 45.32833°N 121.95972°W / 45.32833; -121.95972
CountryUnited States
Elevation1,320 ft (400 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code

Welches is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. It is located within the Mount Hood Corridor between Zigzag and Wemme along U.S. Route 26. It is one of the many communities that make up the Villages at Mount Hood.


The community was named after Samuel Welch, a homesteader from Virginia[2] who settled near Welches Creek in 1882 with his son, William, after the death of Samuel's wife.[3] Samuel Welch died in 1898.[2]

A post office was established in the village in 1905,[3] and in 1909, a hotel was constructed, that ran until 1917; the hotel was eventually replaced by nine cottages.[2] Today a hotel and golf resort is located in the village, complete with croquet courts.[4] Welches is home to the Hoodland library, operated by the city of Sandy.


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  1. ^ estimated from USGS topo map
  2. ^ a b c "Welches, Oregon". Mount Hood History. 2006. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ http://www.mthood-resort.com/ mthood-resort.com

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