Vaughn, Oregon

Vaughn is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Noti in the foothills of the Central Oregon Coast Range near Noti Creek.[2] Author Ralph Friedman described Vaughn as "a mill in the meadows".[3]

Sawmill and mill pond of the Long-Bell Lumber Company in Vaughn, Oregon, in August 1947.


Vaughn was established in the 1920s by the Snellstrom Brothers Lumber Company.[4] The company town was later owned by the Long-Bell Lumber Company, then sold to International Paper (IP) in the mid-1950s.[4] Vaughn is near the route of Coos Bay Rail Link (formerly the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad Coos Bay Line, once a branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad).[5] On a 1930 map the community is shown on the property of Roland Vaughn.[5] Because the railroad makes a horseshoe bend and misses the community, the railroad's Vaughn Station is about a mile west of there.[6][5]

Today Vaughn is the site of a Rosboro Lumber Company laminated beam plant that was purchased from Weyerhaeuser in 2005.[7][8] The beam plant was built by Bohemia, Inc. in 1988.[9][10] Bohemia also ran a plywood plant at Vaughn, which it had purchased from International Paper in 1982 after IP closed it; Bohemia reopened the mill in 1983.[9][11][12][13] The plywood plant was closed temporarily in 1985 after a section of the roof collapsed.[14]


  1. ^ "Vaughn". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
  3. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 0-87004-332-3. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Carlson, Linda (2003). Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 239. ISBN 0-295-98332-9. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 990. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  6. ^ "Vaughn Station". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  7. ^ Miller, Wayne. "Rosboro Plans To Double BigBeam Production". Miller Wood Trade Publications. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  8. ^ "Rosboro: Committed to Your Business" (PDF). Rosboro Lumber Company. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Bohemia to sell its Calif. Mills; Oregon Plants Also Considered". The Bulletin. Associated Press. December 5, 1990. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  10. ^ United Press International (October 7, 1987). "Beam Plant Planned". The Bulletin. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  11. ^ Bacon, Larry (November 25, 1987). "Bohemia Considers Purchasing Sawmill". The Register-Guard. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  12. ^ Wyant, Dan (September 20, 1988). "Bohemia Starts Up New Facility for Producing Laminated Beams". The Register-Guard. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  13. ^ Bishop, Bill (September 14, 1983). "Mills to Close Permanently". The Register-Guard. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  14. ^ "55 Employees Return to Bohemia Plant Jobs". The Register-Guard. April 27, 1985. Retrieved June 12, 2011.

Coordinates: 44°01′25″N 123°26′13″W / 44.023734°N 123.437043°W / 44.023734; -123.437043