Brownlee, Oregon

Brownlee is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States.[1]

Brownlee, Oregon
Brownlee, Oregon is located in Oregon
Brownlee, Oregon
Brownlee, Oregon
Brownlee, Oregon is located in the United States
Brownlee, Oregon
Brownlee, Oregon
Coordinates: 44°48′42″N 116°56′04″W / 44.81167°N 116.93444°W / 44.81167; -116.93444Coordinates: 44°48′42″N 116°56′04″W / 44.81167°N 116.93444°W / 44.81167; -116.93444
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyBaker
Elevation
2,264 ft (690 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)458 and 541
GNIS feature ID1133435[1]

John Brownlee started a ferry service that crossed the Snake River between Idaho and Oregon that became known as Brownlee's Ferry. When a railroad was built on the Oregon side of the river, the station at the ferry crossing was named Brownlee.[2] Brownlee post office ran intermittently from 1910 to 1965.[2] The portion of the tracks that ran between Homestead and Robinette and passed through Brownlee were torn up by the railway's final owners Oregon Short Line in 1934.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Brownlee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  2. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 117. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  3. ^ "Brownlee Reservoir Watershed Assessment and Restoration Plan" (PDF). p. 70.[permanent dead link]