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Apiary

is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States that takes its name from a post office established by David M. Dorsey. The post office operated from August 28, 1889 until March 24, 1924.[1] It is reported that Dorsey was a beekeeper, which provided the source of the name for the Post Office and thus the community.

The community was served by Apiary School District #38, which operated a two-room school providing education services for grades 1 through 8. When operational, it operated in conjunction with the Rainier Union High School District which provided education services for grades 9 through 12. (The high school district also included a number of other grade school districts in the area: Delena, Hudson, Fern Hill, Rainier, Goble, Shiloh Basin, and Neer City districts. In the 1960s, the districts were consolidated into a single district, and the rural schools were closed over the next 10 to 15 years.) The community and the school are located along the road now known as Apiary Road near the headwaters of the North Fork of the Clatskanie River. At this writing, the school building still exists but has been converted to a private home. The community also includes a pioneer cemetery but has never contained a community center such as a church, Grange hall, or even a fire station.

Currently, Apiary Road[2] is a popular freight route for forest products moving from the Northern Oregon Coast Range (particularly areas drained by the Nehalem River) to markets in Longview, Washington. The Apiary Road interconnects the Nehalem Highway north of Pittsburg signed as Oregon Route 47 with U.S. Route 30 west of Rainier. However, the intersection with U.S. Route 30 is signed as Larson Road, because Apiary Road technically ends at Old Rainier Road, a former route of U.S. Route 30 just to the south of the present U.S. Route 30.

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Birkenfeld

is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States, in the Nehalem Valley on Oregon Route 202 between Jewell and Mist.[1]

German immigrant Anton Birkenfeld settled in the Nehalem Valley in 1886 and founded Birkenfeld in about 1910.[2] Birkenfeld's post office was founded in 1916,[2] bringing much-needed mail service on a more local basis. As of 2010, the Birkenfeld post office has been closed permanently.[3] Although mail can still be addressed directly to the defunct post office, the community has a Clatskanie ZIP code, 97016 and all mail directed toward Birkenfeld is automatically redirected there.[3]

As of the 1990s the community had a store, a café, a tavern, a garage, and a church.

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Deer Island

is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Columbia County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 294.[2]

The community is located along U.S. Route 30 north-northwest of Columbia City. Deer Island has a post office with ZIP code 97054.[3]

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Goble

is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States. It is located on U.S. Route 30 and the Columbia River.

The Goble area was most likely a stop for the Lewis and Clark Expedition.[1]

Goble was first settled by Daniel B. Goble in 1853. He took up a donation land claim and later sold it to George S. Foster, who laid out a town and named it after Goble. Until there was a railroad bridge built across the Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington, Goble was the Oregon terminus for the train ferry to Kalama, Washington. Goble had a post office from 1894 to 1960.[2] The history of the area is complicated because there are at five or six different community names applied to at least three locations in close proximity to each other all dating to about the same era. These names include: Hunters, Reuben, Goble, Mooreville, Red Town, Enterprise aka Enterprise Landing, and arguably Beaver Homes.[3]

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Inglis

Inglis is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States.[1] Inglis post office was established on September 30, 1902, and was named after the first postmaster, John E. Inglis.[2] The post office closed in 1910, then reopened in 1914, finally closing in 1918.[2] The railroad station at this locale was named Inglis Station.[2]

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Keasey

is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States,[1] located about a half mile northeast of Rockcreek.[2] It was named after settler Eden W. Keasey, who was also first postmaster of the post office, which operated from August 5, 1890 to 1955. There are no remains of the community due to the destruction of the Portland, Astoria & Pacific Railroad.[3]

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Kerry

is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States,[1] located about 30 miles east of Astoria. It was founded to extend the Columbia & Nehalem River Railroad and named in 1912 by lumberman Albert S. Kerry. In the 1920s it had about 200 inhabitants.[2][3] Its post office opened in 1917 and closed in 1938.[3]

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Marshland

formerly known as Skunk Cabbage Flat, is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States.[1][2] It was settled by Z.B. Bryant in 1862. Its post office was established around 1873. It closed in 1960.[2] As of July 2007, Marshland's population is 462 and the population density is 21 people per square mile.[3]

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Mayger

is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States.[1] Fishing is important to Mayger.[2] It was originally the site of Frenchman Charles Mayger's Mayger Logging Company, which he sold in 1886 to William F. Slaughter.[3][4] Mayger's post office was established three years later and its first postmaster was Charles Mayger. It closed in 1961.[4][5] Mayger is served by the Clatskanie, Oregon post office.

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McNulty

is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States.[1] It was named for Columbia River steamboat captain John McNulty, a pioneer riverboatman of the Pacific Northwest.[2]

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Mist

is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States. Formerly called Riverside, the place was renamed in 1888 for the atmospheric conditions of the Nehalem Valley.[1] The first land claims in the area had been made circa 1870.[2] The original Riverside post office was closed in 1975.[1]

On July 6, 2001, the Mist store, which was built in 1874, caught fire and was destroyed. Until then, it was the oldest continuously operating business in Oregon,[3] offering food and hardware and displaying historic newspaper clippings and antique logging equipment on the walls.

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Pittsburg

is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States. Pittsburg is located on the Nehalem River near its confluence with the East Fork Nehalem River. The Scappose-Vernonia road and the St. Helens-Pittsburg road join Oregon Route 47 near Pittsburg.[2] Pittsburg's elevation is 584 feet (178 m).[1]

Pittsburg was named by early area resident Peter Brous, who settled there in 1879 and built a sawmill and a gristmill.[3] Brous named the community for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, having formerly lived in that state.[3] The Oregon post office was established with the name "Pittsburgh" on April 17, 1879, with Brous as the postmaster.[3] The name was changed to "Pittsburg" in 1892 and the post office was discontinued in 1908.[3]

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Quincy

is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, in the far northwest corner of Oregon, United States.[1] It is located between U.S. Route 30 and the Columbia River on Quincy Mayger road between Delena Oregon and Clatskanie Oregon.

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Riverside

is the name of a former post office in Columbia County, Oregon, United States. It was northwest of Mist. It lies at an elevation of 364 feet (111 m).[1]

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Warren

is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Columbia County, Oregon, United States, located on U.S. Route 30 north of Scappoose and south of St. Helens on Scappoose Bay of the Columbia River. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,787.[1]

The Warren post office was established in 1885; it was named by local resident James Gill for his hometown of Warren, Massachusetts.[2] The post office was discontinued in 1888, but reestablished in 1890 as "Gilltown" because there was another post office named Warren in Umatilla County.[2] The Columbia County office became Warren again in 1895, and the Umatilla County office was closed in 1902; the locality in Umatilla County is now known as Myrick.[2]

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Woodson

is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located on U.S. Route 30 seven miles west of Clatskanie and three miles east of Westport, on Westport Slough, a tributary of the Columbia River. In December 2007, the debris overflow from the flooding of Eilersten Creek caused evacuations and mud cover on Woodson Road north of the highway.[citation needed]

Woodson was named for Woods Landing on Westport Slough, which in turn was named a man whose surname was Wood.[2] He would haul logs to the area and dump them into the slough, where they were made into rafts[2] for transportation to sawmills downriver.

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Yankton

is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States. Located on the Milton Creek watershed, Yankton was established by three Tarbell families. First the community was called "Yankeetown"[1] and "Maineville"[2] but became Yanktown when the post office was established in 1894. The Yankton School House was thought to have been built in 1887, and First Baptist Church of Maineville (a Conservative Baptist congregation known as Yankton Baptist Church from 1904 through 2005, and renamed Yankton Community Fellowship in 2005) was established on August 12, 1893.

Yankton today is served by St. Helens post office and is under ZIP Code 97051.

Yankton is located within the St. Helens School District,[3] Columbia River People's Utility District,[4] Portland Community College District, Northwest Regional Educational Services District,[5] Columbia Soil & Water Conservation District,[6] Columbia Health District Public Health Authority, and Columbia River Fire & Rescue District.[7]

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