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Our Genealogy Helper for Dufur ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Dufur (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Dufur. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Dufur is located in Wasco County.

To see how the shape of Oregon's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wasco County: Clackamas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jefferson, Marion, Sherman, Wheeler & Klickitat (WA).

Below are the counties that are near Dufur. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Dufur:

  • Wasco County     (The home county of Dufur)
    • Boyd (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
      • Boyd was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • Rice (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
      • Rice was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • Kingsley (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsley
      • Kingsley was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • City of The Dalles (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for City of The Dalles
      • City of The Dalles lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for City of The Dalles came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on City of The Dalles
    • The Dalles (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Dalles
      • The Dalles lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Dalles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for The Dalles<3>
    • Friend (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friend
      • Friend was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • Fairbanks (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbanks
      • Fairbanks lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbanks
    • Chenoweth (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chenoweth
      • Chenoweth lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chenoweth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chenoweth
    • Tygh Valley (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Celilo Village (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celilo Village
      • Celilo Village lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Celilo Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celilo Village
    • Ortley (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ortley
      • Ortley was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • Rowena (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Pine Hollow (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Hollow
      • Pine Hollow lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hollow
  • Clackamas County
    • Government Camp (32 miles [51.5 km] to the west)
    • Rhododendron (38 miles [61.2 km] to the west)
    • Zigzag (40 miles [64.4 km] to the west)
  • Hood River County
    • Lenz (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenz
      • Lenz lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Hood River County
      • Lenz has also been known as:
      • Sherman Spur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenz
    • Mount Hood (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hood
      • Mount Hood lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Dufur and is located in Hood River County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hood
    • Odell (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell
      • Odell lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Hood River County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Odell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odell<3>
    • Pine Grove (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Hood River County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove
    • Parkdale (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkdale
      • Parkdale lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Dufur and is located in Hood River County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkdale<3>
    • Hood River (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hood River
      • Hood River lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Hood River County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hood River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hood River<3>
    • Cascade Locks (39 miles [62.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade Locks
      • Cascade Locks lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Hood River County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade Locks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade Locks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade Locks<3>
  • Jackson County
    • Pinehurst (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehurst
      • Pinehurst lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dufur and is located in Jackson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehurst
  • Sherman County
    • Grass Valley (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Valley
      • Grass Valley lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<3>
    • Gordon (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Gordon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Moro (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moro
      • Moro lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moro<3>
    • Biggs Junction (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biggs Junction
      • Biggs Junction lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biggs Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biggs Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biggs Junction<3>
    • De Moss Springs (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Moss Springs
      • De Moss Springs lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Moss Springs
    • Wasco (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wasco
      • Wasco lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wasco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wasco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wasco<3>
    • Rosebush (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebush
      • Rosebush was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebush have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Monkland (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monkland
      • Monkland lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monkland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monkland
    • Rufus (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rufus
      • Rufus lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rufus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rufus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rufus<3>
    • Klondike (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klondike
      • Klondike lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klondike
    • Sinks (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinks
      • Sinks was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
    • Kent (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Klickitat County (WA)
    • Dallesport (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Wishram (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Lyle (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Maryhill (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Centerville (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
    • Klickitat (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
    • Bingen (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bingen
      • Bingen lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Klickitat County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 748 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bingen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bingen<3>
    • Appleton (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
    • Wahkiacus (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahkiacus
      • Wahkiacus lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Dufur and is located in Klickitat County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wahkiacus
    • White Salmon (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Salmon
      • White Salmon lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Klickitat County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Salmon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Salmon<3>
    • Blockhouse (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blockhouse
      • Blockhouse lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Dufur and is located in Klickitat County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blockhouse have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blockhouse
    • Goldendale (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldendale
      • Goldendale lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Dufur and is located in Klickitat County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,669 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldendale<3>
    • Husum (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Skamania County (WA)
    • Hood (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hood
      • Hood lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Skamania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hood
    • Underwood (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Carson (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Stevenson (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevenson
      • Stevenson lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Skamania County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevenson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevenson<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Dufur, see our County-by-County Page for Dufur.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Dufur ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dufur.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Dufur. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Dufur and those printed in the larger area surrounding Dufur.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Dufur.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Dufur:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Oregon
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Dufur ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dufur.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Dufur covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
  • Henderson Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Henderson Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Henderson Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson Pioneer Cemetery
  • Eightmile Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eightmile Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eightmile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eightmile Cemetery
  • Rice Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rice Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rice Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Cemetery
  • Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Catholic Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dufur.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catholic Cemetery
  • Kingsley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kingsley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kingsley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kingsley Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Dufur.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsley Cemetery
  • Sunset Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Dufur.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Cemetery
  • Obrist Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Obrist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Obrist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Obrist Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Obrist Cemetery
  • Masonic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Masonic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Masonic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Masonic Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Dufur.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masonic Cemetery
  • Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pioneer Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Dufur.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
  • Friend Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Friend Cemetery
    • Friend Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Dufur.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friend Cemetery
  • Warner Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Warner Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Warner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Warner Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Dufur.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warner Cemetery
  • Continue List   (60 more) ...
    • IOOF Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • IOOF Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Dufur.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
    • St. Peters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peters Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Dufur.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
    • GAR Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the GAR Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the GAR Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • GAR Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Dufur.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on GAR Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Dufur had a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Dufur had a population of 634 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Dufur, with the one closest to Dufur listed first.

  • Dufur (Wasco County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dufur
    • Dufur lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 634 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dufur had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dufur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dufur<3>
  • Boyd (Wasco County) - Historic
    • While Boyd was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
    • Boyd was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
  • Nansene (Wasco County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nansene
    • Nansene lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nansene had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nansene have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nansene
  • Kingsley (Wasco County) - Historic
    • While Kingsley was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsley
    • Kingsley was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingsley had a post office and no railroad service
  • The Dalles (Wasco County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Dalles
    • The Dalles lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,015 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,581 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, The Dalles had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Dalles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for The Dalles<3>
  • Tygh Valley (Wasco County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tygh Valley
    • Tygh Valley lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tygh Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tygh Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tygh Valley<3>
  • Rowena (Wasco County)
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    • Rowena lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rowena had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowena<3>
  • Wamic (Wasco County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamic
    • Wamic lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wamic had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wamic have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wamic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wamic<3>
  • Grass Valley (Sherman County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Valley
    • Grass Valley lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 167 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grass Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<3>
  • Lyle (Klickitat County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyle
    • Lyle lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Klickitat County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lyle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyle<3>
  • Moro (Sherman County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moro
    • Moro lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 332 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moro<3>
  • Biggs (Sherman County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biggs
    • Biggs lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Biggs had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biggs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biggs
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    • Mosier (Wasco County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosier
      • Mosier lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Dufur and is located in Wasco County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 458 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mosier had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mosier<3>
    • De Moss Springs (Sherman County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Moss Springs
      • De Moss Springs lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, De Moss Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Moss Springs
    • Wasco (Sherman County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wasco
      • Wasco lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Dufur and is located in Sherman County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wasco had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wasco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wasco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wasco<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Dufur. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dufur.

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The official website for Dufur: www.cityofdufur.org/

The official website for Wasco County: www.co.wasco.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dufur) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dufur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DufurOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dufur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4542, Longitude: -121.1278    
<2>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Dufur, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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