Carson, Oregon

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Carson is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States, on Oregon Route 413 about five miles northwest of Halfway.[1]

In 1870 Tom Corson settled in the area on a tributary of Pine Creek.[2] His neighbors pronounced his name "Carson" and named the tributary and a sawmill on the creek after him.[2] When the post office was established in 1893, it was named "Carson" as well.[2] The town was platted in 1900, the first in Pine Valley.[3] The platted area was small even by northeastern standards: 12 blocks.[3] Carson lost out as a rural service center to the nearby Langrell.[3]

In 1940 Carson had a population of 90.[4] The post office closed in 1952.[2]


Coordinates: 44°56′09″N 117°10′32″W / 44.9357147°N 117.1754530°W / 44.9357147; -117.1754530