Latitude / Longitude:
5,374 ft (1,638 m)
Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
Bourne is a ghost town in Baker County, Oregon, United States about 7 miles (11 km) north of Sumpter in the Blue Mountains. It lies on Cracker Creek and is within the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest.
Originally named “Cracker City”, Bourne is named after Senator Jonathan Bourne, Jr., who was interested in Eastern Oregon mines for a time. Bourne post office was established in 1895 and closed in 1927.
Platted in 1902, the former gold mining boomtown is considered a ghost town today. In 1910 Bourne town was listed as having a population of 77.