Almeda, Josephine County, Oregon Genealogy

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Coordinates: 42°36′29″N 123°35′04″W / 42.6081697°N 123.5845143°W / 42.6081697; -123.5845143

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Almeda post office, serving a place on Rogue River about 15 miles northwest of Merlin, was named for the Almeda Mine, 42°36′37″N 123°35′04″W / 42.6103920°N 123.5845143°W / 42.6103920; -123.5845143 (Almeda Mine), nearby. Named about 1904 or 1905 by J. F. Wickham who promoted and owned the copper property. The name was given in compliment to Miss Almeda Hand, niece of Mr. Wickham. Almeda Hand was then a little girl living in Spokane. The post office was testablished February 15, 1912 and was discontinued July 15, 1920. Josephine Donoghue was the first of three postmasters.


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