Linslaw, Oregon

Linslaw is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located about eight miles west of Walton on Oregon Route 126 next to the Siuslaw River.[2]

Linslaw, Oregon
Linslaw is located in Oregon
Linslaw
Linslaw
Linslaw is located in the United States
Linslaw
Linslaw
Coordinates: 44°00′17″N 123°41′26″W / 44.0048334°N 123.6905594°W / 44.0048334; -123.6905594Coordinates: 44°00′17″N 123°41′26″W / 44.0048334°N 123.6905594°W / 44.0048334; -123.6905594
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyLane
Elevation
305 ft (93 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
97490
Area code(s)458 and 541

In 1917, when a petition was sent to the United States Post Office Department for a post office at this locale, it was approved with the name "Linslaw".[3][4] Locals could not explain the source of the name, but the author of Oregon Geographic Names has a theory that the name was supposed to be "Siuslaw", and the handwriting on the petition was unclear and misread as "Linslaw".[3] Linslaw post office was closed in 1957.[3][5] The Coos Bay Line of the Southern Pacific Railroad had a station here.[3] Today this line is owned by the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Linslaw". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 38. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
  3. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 581. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  4. ^ "Names of Lane County Communities Reveal Interesting Histories, Anecdotes". Eugene Register-Guard. 4 January 1942. p. 4. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Lane County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 April 2015.