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Store, Quincy, Oregon. Image taken October 17, 2013.


Quinn ...
According to Oregon Geographic Names (McArthur and McArthur, 2003),   "The locality and post office called Quinn was near the south bank of the Columbia River on the low land northwest of Quincy. The post office was named for James Quinn, the first postmaster. He was appointed May 4, 1876, and served until June 30, 1909 -- at least that is the date the office was discontinued. There was never any other postmaster there."

Quincy ...
Quincy is a small Oregon settlement located three miles northeast of Clatskanie, on the main road connecting Clatskanie with Mayger. According to Ralph Friedman's "In Search of Western Oregon" (1990), in 1915 during Quincy's heyday, the community had a population of 40, two churches and two schools.

According to Oregon Geographic Names (McArthur and McArthur, 2003),   "Quincy was settled about 1882 and named for Quincy, Illinois, by J.W. Barnes, who came from that place. The post office was established October 8, 1892, and finally closed on August 25, 1966."

The U.S. Board of Geographic Names' General Land Office (GLO) Records website (2013) shows a G.W. Barnes being granted title to 40 acres of T8N, R4W, Section 35, NW1/4NW1/4, on May 11, 1888 (1820 Sale-Cash Entry). There is a second entry for "George W. Barnes" being granted title to 163 acres of T8N, R4E, parts of Section 26, on April 28, 1891 (1862 Homestead Entry Original).


Image, 2013, Quincy, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Store, Quincy, Oregon. Image taken October 17, 2013.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:    Friedman, R., 1990, "In Search of Western Oregon";    McArthur, L.A., and McArthur, L.L., 2003, "Oregon Geographic Names", Oregon Historical Society Press;   

All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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