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(Clackamas County)

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Although we found mention of Oswego during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Oswego was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Oswego. If you can help us locate Oswego, please Contact Us.




Various Identification Codes ...

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies created a set of codes with a purpose similar to the GNIS codes. These codes are called the Federal Information Processing Standard (or the FIPS 55 codes). Although they are still used by some organizations, the FIPS codes are obsolete and will ultimately be replaced by the GNIS codes.

While FIPS codes have been assigned to all counties and states, a specific code has not been assigned to Oswego. The following FIPS codes apply to the State and County:

State Code:  41 (Oregon)
County Code:  005 (Clackamas County)

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Oswego is located in Region #4 (the West Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Oswego is located in Division #9 (the Pacific Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Oswego is located in Region X (Region 10).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Oswego is located in Region X (Region 10).

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Find a Community located in Oregon

About Clackamas County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clackamas County: www.co.clackamas.or.us/

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


The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

The official website of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Oswego and then turned east". While Oswego could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Oswego as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Oswego could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 2 Oregon communities also named Oswego. While this community is located in Clackamas County, the others are located in the following counties: Multnomah and Washington. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oswego.

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