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1890 Communities Near Gordons Ferry ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Gordons Ferry in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Gordons Ferry.

Althouse (OR)   (Josephine County (OR)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Althouse was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gordons Ferry
 - Althouse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Browntown (OR)   (Josephine County (OR)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Browntown was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gordons Ferry
 - Browntown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottage Grove   (Siskiyou County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gordons Ferry
 - Cottage Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Jones   (Siskiyou County)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gordons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 266 people (with 692 people in 2017)
 - Fort Jones had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamburg   (Siskiyou County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Gordons Ferry
 - Hamburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Happy Camp   (Siskiyou County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gordons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Happy Camp had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakbar   (Siskiyou County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Gordons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Oakbar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oro Fino   (Siskiyou County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gordons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Oro Fino had a post office and no railroad service
 
Seiad Valley   (Siskiyou County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gordons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Seiad Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Somes Bar   (Siskiyou County)       [Map]  
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gordons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Somes Bar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steamboat (OR)   (Jackson County (OR))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gordons Ferry
 - Steamboat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waldo (OR)   (Josephine County (OR)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Waldo was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gordons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Waldo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walker   (Siskiyou County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East (E) from Gordons Ferry
 - Walker had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gordons Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Gordons Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gordons Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gordons Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7812, Longitude: -123.3276     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gordons Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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