Bourne

Name:

Bourne

County:

Baker

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

44°49’28″N 118°11’51″W

Elevation:

5,374 ft (1,638 m)

Time Zone:

Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)

Comments:

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.

Remains:

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.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

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.

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