Turner, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 44° 50.588 W 122° 57.118
10T E 503795 N 4965525
Turner - Marion County Centennial Marker
Waymark Code: WMF3ZH
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 08/19/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Marker Name: TURNER

Marker Text: Platted March 8, 1871 by H.L. Turner with the building of the railroad to California. Site of Turner Flouring Mills. First rural free delivery in Oregon made from the Turner Post Office, October 16, 1897, under George F. Robertson, Postmaster.

The Marker is located at the northwest edge of Burkland Park, near the center of town.

By 1878 Turner had a population of 70 and a flour mill and two granaries were the dominant industrial features. An open Mill Race was built to power the mills and was located along the railroad adjacent to Third Street. It was one of the City's primary features until it was filled in the late 1900's by the Burkland Lumber Company, the City's primary industry until it closed in 1974.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: County Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Marion

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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