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Macksburg, Oregon

Macksburg, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Macksburg Lutheran Church
Macksburg Lutheran Church
Macksburg, Oregon is located in Oregon
Macksburg, Oregon
Macksburg, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Oregon
County Clackamas
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97013
Area code(s) 503 and 971

Macksburg is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States four miles southeast of Canby. It is located on Gribble Prairie between the Pudding River and the Molalla River.

Originally named "Macksburgh", Macksburg had a post office from 1884 to 1903.[1] The town was named after William and Louise Mack, pioneers of 1852.[1][2]

In 1915, the community had a population of 200, a public school, two Lutheran churches, a grange hall and several stores.[2] As of 1992, one church remained and the school, grange hall and stores were closed.[2]

Macksburg Lutheran Church was built in 1892 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[3] Early members of the church were originally from Germany and Austria, so all services were conducted in German until 1929, and alternated between English and German until 1943.[4]

References

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  2. ^ a b c  
  3. ^ "Oregon National Register List".  
  4. ^ "A Brief History of Macksburg Lutheran Church". Macksburg Lutheran Church. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 

External links

  • Historic images of Macksburg from Salem Public Library
  • Historic images of Macksburg from the University of Oregon digital archives
  • "Finding Macksburg" personal narrative by Dorothy Blackcrow Mack, from Oregon 150
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