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Oregon Geographic Names by Lewis A. McArthur

Oregon Geographic Names

by Lewis A. McArthur

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An excellent resource covering the origins of many names of towns and geological features around the State of Oregon. Any resident who has been in the state for any significant period would find this book interesting. ( )
  usma83 | Jul 26, 2017 |
My poor book is almost worn out because I've used it as a reference so many times. The author has been able to find the histories of relatively unknown places and towns and has compiled them into a wonder of a book. I live in Oregon and have often wondered how such and such creek or town or mountain happened to be named what it was, so immediately picked up this book and could generally find out why.

On road trips, we take this book along with us so that if we come across say, "Starvation Creek", we can look it up and find out why it was named that.

Excellent reference book, especially to people who live and/or travel in Oregon. ( )
  Mokihana | Nov 8, 2010 |
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Ada, Oregon

Adel, Oregon

Agate Beach, Oregon

Agness, Oregon

Alder, Oregon

Alfalfa, Oregon

Algoma, Oregon

Alpine, Oregon

Alsea, Oregon

Amazon Creek

Antone, Oregon

Apiary, Oregon

Applegate Lake

Arago, Oregon

Arock, Oregon

Ash, Oregon

Ashwood, Oregon

Austin Junction, Oregon

Austin, Oregon

Azalea, Oregon

Bakeoven, Oregon

Ballston, Oregon

Barlow Road

Barton, Oregon

Beatty, Oregon

Belknap Springs, Oregon

Bellevue, Oregon

Bethel, Polk County, Oregon

Beulah, Oregon

Beverly Beach, Oregon

Bibliography of Oregon history

Big Hole (Oregon)

Black Butte (Oregon)

Blakeley, Oregon

Blazed Alder Creek

Blodgett, Oregon

Blooming, Oregon

Blue River, Oregon

Bohemia mining district

Breitenbush, Oregon

Bridge Creek (John Day River)

Brockway, Oregon

Buena Vista, Oregon

Bull Run River (Oregon)

Burnt River (Oregon)

Butte Creek (Oregon)

Buxton, Oregon

Calapooya Creek

Camas Valley, Oregon

Camp Sherman, Oregon

Camp White

Cascadia (bioregion)

Catherine Creek

Cavitt Creek

Cavitt Creek Bridge

Cazadero, Oregon

Chehalem Creek

Chehalem Mountains

Chehalem, Oregon

Chemult, Oregon

Cherry Grove, Oregon

Chewaucan River

Chitwood Bridge

Chitwood, Oregon

Clarno, Oregon

Cline Falls State Scenic Viewpoint

Cold Springs, Oregon

Columbia Slough

Copper, Jackson County, Oregon

Copperfield, Oregon

Cottrell, Oregon

Council Crest Park

Crabtree Creek (South Santiam River)

Crabtree, Oregon

Crane, Oregon

Criterion Summit

Criterion, Oregon

Culp Creek, Oregon

Cummins Creek Wilderness

Curtin, Oregon

Dairy Creek (Oregon)

Danford Balch

Daniel H. Lownsdale

Dant, Oregon

Dead Indian Creek (Oregon)

Deadwood Creek (Oregon)

Dexter, Oregon

Diamond Craters

Diamond Lake (Oregon)

Diamond, Oregon

Disston, Oregon

Dog River (Oregon)

Donald Macleay

Drewsey, Oregon

Drift Creek Wilderness

Dry River (Crooked River)

Eagle Cap Wilderness

Eagle Creek, Oregon

East Fork Millicoma River

Eddyville, Oregon

Eightmile, Oregon

Elk City, Oregon

Ellendale, Oregon

Elmira, Oregon

Elsie, Oregon

Emigrant Pass (Oregon)

Endersby, Oregon

Eola-Amity Hills AVA

Fair Oaks, Oregon

Farmington, Oregon

Fisher, Oregon

Flagg, Oregon

Floras Lake

Fort Klamath, Oregon

Fox, Oregon

French Pete Creek

French Prairie

Gales Creek (Oregon)

Gardiner, Oregon

Garoutte Creek

Gearhart Mountain Wilderness

George R. Bagley

George Young (naval officer)

Gettings Creek

Gilbert River (Oregon)

Gilkey Bridge

Glencoe, Oregon

Glenwood, Washington County, Oregon

Goldson, Oregon

Gopher Valley

Government Island (Oregon)

Grave Creek (Oregon)

Greenleaf, Oregon

Hampton Buttes

Hardman, Oregon

Harney, Oregon

Hart Lake (Oregon)

Hopewell, Oregon

Horse Creek (McKenzie River)

Horse Heaven, Oregon

Howard Maupin

Howell Prairie

Illahe, Oregon

Imnaha River

Inlow, Oregon

Irving, Eugene, Oregon

Jewell, Oregon

John Sellwood

John West (captain)

Jordan Creek (Owyhee River)

Joseph Sherar

Juntura, Oregon

Kalmiopsis Wilderness

Kelley Point Park

Keno, Oregon

Kerby, Oregon

Kernville, Oregon

Kiger Creek (Harney County, Oregon)

Kimberly, Oregon

Kinton, Oregon

Kinzua, Oregon

Lake Creek, Oregon

Lake Fork West Owyhee River

Latourell, Oregon

Laurelwood, Oregon

Leaburg, Oregon

Leland, Oregon

Lenz, Hood River County, Oregon

Lenz, Klamath County, Oregon

Lime, Oregon

Limpy Creek

Link River

List of ghost towns in Oregon

Little Blitzen River

Little Clatskanie River

Little Deschutes River (Oregon)

Little Luckiamute River

Little North Santiam River

Little River (Coast Fork Willamette River)

Little Sandy River (Oregon)

Little Zigzag River

Lookingglass, Oregon

Lorella, Oregon

Lost Creek (Middle Fork Willamette River)

Luper, Oregon

Mabel, Oregon

Macksburg, Oregon

Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site

Manhattan Beach, Oregon

Manning, Oregon

Marcola, Oregon

Marial, Oregon

Marion Lake (Oregon)

Marmot, Oregon

Marshland, Oregon

Maxville, Oregon

Mayger, Oregon

Mayville, Oregon

McDonald, Oregon

McKay, Oregon

McKee, Oregon

McKinley, Oregon

McLeod, Oregon

McNary, Oregon

McNulty, Oregon

Meacham, Oregon

Meda, Oregon

Melville, Oregon

Middle Fork Owyhee River

Middleton, Oregon

Midland, Oregon

Mill Creek (Marion County, Oregon)

Mill Creek Wilderness

Millicoma River

Millwood, Oregon

Minam Lake

Minam, Oregon

Mohawk, Oregon

Monkland, Oregon

Mosby Creek

Mount Angel Abbey

Mount Hebo

Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Ireland

Mount Tabor (Oregon)

Mount Tabor, Portland, Oregon

Muddy Creek (Linn County, Oregon)

Mulino, Oregon

Multnomah Channel

Myrtle Creek (South Umpqua River)

Nansene, Oregon

Narrows, Oregon

Nashville, Oregon

Needy, Oregon

New Era, Oregon

New Pine Creek, Oregon

New Princeton, Oregon

North Fork Alsea River

North Fork Bull Run River

North Fork Malheur River

North Fork Owyhee River

North Fork Siuslaw River

North Fork Smith River (Umpqua River)

North Fork Umatilla River

Norway, Oregon

Oak Creek (Marys River)

Oak Grove Fork Clackamas River

Ogle Creek

Opal Creek Wilderness

Oregon (toponym)

Otter Rock, Oregon

Paradise, Oregon

Paulina, Oregon

Pawn, Oregon

Penn, Oregon

Peoria, Oregon

Perrydale, Oregon

Pine Grove, Hood River County, Oregon

Pittsburg, Oregon

Placer, Oregon

Plush, Oregon

Pratum, Oregon

Pringle Creek (Willamette River)

Pringle Falls

Prospect, Oregon

Quartzville Creek

Redland, Oregon

Reedville, Oregon

Reuben P. Boise

Rice, Oregon

Richmond, Oregon

Rickreall Creek

Riley, Oregon

Ritner Creek

Ritter, Oregon

Rocky Butte

Rogers Peak

Rogue River (South Yamhill River)

Rooster Rock State Park

Row River

Roy, Oregon

Saint Benedict, Oregon

Saint Louis, Oregon

Salisbury, Oregon

Salmon River (Clackamas County, Oregon)

Salt Creek, Oregon

Sam Barlow (pioneer)

Sams Valley, Oregon

Scoggins Creek

Seal Rock, Oregon

Service Creek, Oregon

Sharps Creek (Oregon)

Shedd, Oregon

Siltcoos River

Silver Lake (Oregon)

Silver Lake, Oregon

Simnasho, Oregon

Sixes, Oregon

Socrates Hotchkiss Tryon, Sr.

South Fork Alsea River

South Fork Bull Run River

South Fork Burnt River

South Fork Coos River

South Fork Malheur River

South Fork Umatilla River

South Junction, Oregon

South Saddle Mountain

Springbrook, Oregon

Springdale, Oregon

Springwater, Oregon

Strawberry Lake (Oregon)

Strawberry Mountain (Oregon)

Succor Creek

Sullivan's Gulch, Portland, Oregon

Suntex, Oregon

Takilma, Oregon

Tanner Creek

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Tenmile Creek (Lane County, Oregon)

Tenmile, Douglas County, Oregon

Thurston, Springfield, Oregon

Tidewater, Oregon

Tiller, Oregon

Tom Dick and Harry Mountain

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Triangle Lake, Oregon

Tryon Creek

Tryon Creek State Natural Area

Tumalo Creek

Tumalo Irrigation Project

Tumalo, Oregon

Twickenham, Oregon

Umapine, Oregon

Umatilla River

Union Creek Historic District

Upper Chush Falls

Valsetz, Oregon

Waldo Lake

Walterville, Oregon

Walton, Oregon

Warren, Oregon

Waterman, Oregon

Wedderburn, Oregon

West Fork Millicoma River

West Fork Smith River

West Little Owyhee River

West Salem, Salem, Oregon

Whitney, Oregon

Whychus Creek

Wildcat Creek (Siuslaw River)

Wilkesboro, Oregon

William Reid (Scottish businessman)

Williamson Mountain

Winchester, Oregon

Witch Hazel, Oregon

Yamsay Mountain

Yaquina, Oregon

Zigzag Mountain

Zigzag River

Zwagg Island

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An Oregon classic since 1928, "Oregon Geographic Names" is a comprehensive reference to place names throughout the state. A wide range of readers, from librarians and researchers to travellers and avocational historians, have come to depend on the book's exhaustive and sometimes quirky entries over the years. The seventh edition is significantly expanded, with more than 6,200 entries, arranged alphabetically. Each entry lists the county where the place is located and reports what is known about the origin and meaning of the name. An accompanying CD-ROM holds complete biographical and geographical indexes and maps that show the locations of over 1,600 place names, primarily historic post offices.Lewis A. McArthur published the first edition of "Oregon Geographic Names" in 1928 and prepared all or most of the next two editions. Lewis L. McArthur, took up the project with the fourth edition of "Oregon Geographic Names". Retired from a career as an executive with a Portland-based steel firm, he is active in various preservation projects and serves on the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

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