Oregon City, California


Oregon City, California

Coordinates: 39°35′38″N 121°31′46″W / 39.59389°N 121.52944°W / 39.59389; -121.52944

Oregon City
—  Unincorporated community  —
Oregon City in 1867
Oregon City is located in California
Oregon City
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°35′38″N 121°31′46″W / 39.59389°N 121.52944°W / 39.59389; -121.52944
Country United States
State California
County Butte County
Elevation[1] 1,184 ft (361 m)
Reference #: 807

Oregon City (formerly Bloomingdale and Hengy),[2] an unincorporated area between Oroville and Cherokee in Butte County, California, was one of the first mining camps in the county. It was established in the autumn of 1848 by a party of Oregonians,[3] who came to California over the Applegate and Lassen Trails. Little more than a year later their captain, Peter H. Burnett, became the first civil Governor of California. For a time, Oregon City prospered as a gold mining and supply center, then it declined into virtual oblivion. It lies 1,184 feet (361 m) above mean sea level.

The Hengy post office operated from 1894 to 1900 and from 1901 to 1902; it was named after the first postmaster, Jessie Hengy.[2] The Bloomingdale post office operated from 1902 to 1905.[2]

The site of the camp is now a California Historical Landmark (#807).

The Oregon City Covered Bridge, also known as the Castleberry Covered Bridge, is located near Oregon City.

The ZIP Code is 95962. The community is inside area code 530.

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oregon City, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 288. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ Varney, Philip (2001). Ghost Towns of Northern California. St. Paul, MN: Voyageur Press. pp. 79. ISBN 139780896584426. 




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