Waconda, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 45° 04.449 W 122° 58.448
10T E 502036 N 4991187
Historic community and railroad station in the mid-Willamette Valley
Waymark Code: WMHCXV
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 06/25/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
Views: 4

Waconda was a stop on the Oregon Electric Railway, an interurban rail line that ran from 1907 to 1945. Waconda's station was built in 1907-1908 and provided service until Oregon Electric ceased passenger operations in 1933. The south end of the building (foreground in the photos) housed the electrical equipment that provided power to the line. The north end served as a ticket office and waiting room.

A post office was established in Waconda in 1912 and in 1915, the area's population was 177. Today, all that remains of the community is the abandoned railroad station and a few houses.

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