Ortley

Name:

Ortley

County:

Wasco

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

45° 39′ 21.43″ N, 121° 17′ 17.26″ W

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Time Zone:

Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)

Comments:

Ortley is a former town in Wasco County, Oregon, in the United States. It was about 1 mile (2 km) south of Rowena and about 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Mosier; the site is now on private land and no evidence of the townsite exists today. It is still classed as a populated place by the USGS.

Remains:

Ortley was originally developed by the Hood River Orchard & Land Company[citation needed] which filed a plat for the townsite in 1911, naming it for the ‘Ortley’, a variety of apple. The company sold town lots and small orchard parcels, and Ortley quickly grew to a population of 300. The community included a post office, several shops and a hotel.[citation needed] However, the land proved unsuitable for apple production because of the prevailing high winds and scarcity of water.

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Current Status:

By 1922, the town was all but abandoned, and in that year the post office closed.

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