McEwen, Oregon

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McEwen, Oregon
Community church in McEwen
Community church in McEwen
McEwen, Oregon is located in Oregon
McEwen, Oregon
McEwen, Oregon
McEwen, Oregon is located in the United States
McEwen, Oregon
McEwen, Oregon
Coordinates: 44°42′03″N 118°06′17″W / 44.70083°N 118.10472°W / 44.70083; -118.10472Coordinates: 44°42′03″N 118°06′17″W / 44.70083°N 118.10472°W / 44.70083; -118.10472
CountryUnited States
4,150 ft (1,260 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)458 and 541
GNIS feature ID1136524[1]

McEwen is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States.[1] McEwen lies on Oregon Route 7 east of its interchange with Oregon Route 410.[2] McEwen is about 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Sumpter along the Powder River.[2]

McEwen was founded as a logging town, platted in 1891, and then was a rail stop on the Sumpter Valley Railway.[3] It was named after a Mormon missionary who converted Charles W. Nibley's parents to the LDS Church.[4]

Oregon Geographic Names links the community name to Thomas McEwen, a settler who filed a land claim here in 1888. The McEwen post office opened in 1893 and closed in 1943.[5]


  1. ^ a b "McEwen". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 78. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
  3. ^ Bailey, Barbara Ruth (1982). Main Street: Northeastern Oregon. Oregon Historical Society. pp. 21, 51. ISBN 0-87595-073-6.
  4. ^ Deumling, Dietrich (May 1972). The Roles of the Railroad in the Development of the Grande Ronde Valley (masters thesis). Flagstaff, Arizona: Northern Arizona University. OCLC 4383986.
  5. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 625. ISBN 978-0875952772.

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