Corbett

Corbett (HM250U)

Location: Corbett, OR 97019 Multnomah County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 31.873', W 122° 17.546'

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On the Road to Change

Stacks of cordwood and bushels of potatoes lined the docks of Corbett Landing in the 1880s.
This riverside steamboat landing and railroad whistle stop served early settlers as a shipping and receiving station for surplus produce and the hand-split fuel used by wood-burning paddlewheelers.


Even before the turn of the century, settlers were drawn to these rich farmlands, high above the Columbia's steep, picturesque bluffs.
Cabins and barns were raised on the windswept hillsides, but isolated homesteaders still gathered on the river by Corbett Landing for commerce, news, companionship, or support in crises.


Construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway (1813-1915) established Corbett as a permanent hilltop community.
During the 1920s and 30s, fields of daffodils, gladioluses, and lilies attracted hundreds of Portlanders to Corbett each spring and summer to gaze at a swaying rainbow of colors.

Today, most busy travelers bypass Corbett on Interstate 84.
The community has settled down to become a quiet respite from the turmoil of the city.
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HM NumberHM250U
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Date Added Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 1:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 555249 N 5042208
Decimal Degrees45.53121667, -122.29243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 31.873', W 122° 17.546'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 31' 52.38" N, 122° 17' 32.76" W
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Area Code(s)503
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 36046 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett OR 97019, US
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