The Durham Mill

The Durham Mill (HM27FZ)

Location: Lake Oswego, OR 97034 Clackamas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 24.624', W 122° 40.026'

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On this site Oswego's first industry, a saw mill, was established in 1850 by Albert Alonzo Durham on this portion of his 637 acre Donation Land Grant which included "Old Town" and much of East Oswego. He advertised his new mill in the Oregonian's first edition of December 6, 1850, stating that "Oswego is 7 miles upstream from Portland." Durham built a wooden dam whose water turned a 36 foot diameter water wheel to power the mill.

Albert Alonzo Durham, a native of Oswego, New York, left Springfield, Illinois, in 1847 traveling the Oregon Trail with his wife, Miranda White and young son, George. First settling in Oregon City he founded Oswego in 1849. In 1865 he sold this mill and the remainder of his land grant to John Corse Trullinger, who resumed business as the Oswego Milling Company, and replatted "Old Town" in 1867.
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HM NumberHM27FZ
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Year Placed1992
Placed ByOswego Heritage Council
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Date Added Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 526049 N 5028596
Decimal Degrees45.41040000, -122.66710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 24.624', W 122° 40.026'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 24' 37.44" N, 122° 40' 1.5600000000002" W
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Area Code(s)503
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 619-699 McVey Ave, Lake Oswego OR 97034, US
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