Friend

Name:

Friend

County:

Wasco

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

45°20′48″N 121°16′02″W / 45.34667°N 121.26722°W / 45.34667

Elevation:

2,447 ft (746 m)

Time Zone:

Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)

Comments:

Friend is an unincorporated community in Wasco County in the U.S. state of Oregon. Considered a ghost town, little remains of the community except the Friend Store, a one-room schoolhouse, and a cemetery.

Remains:

Friend was named after George J. Friend. The first post office in the community, established in 1903, was on his homestead.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Friend was the end of the line on the Great Southern Railroad. The line was built in 1908 from Dufur, which connected to The Dalles. The depot was closed and service ended on January 5, 1928; the line was abandoned in 1935. Few signs of the track still exist.

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