Elgin, Union County, Oregon Genealogy

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Elgin is a city in Union County, Oregon, United States. The community is named after the Lady Elgin, a ship lost on Lake Michigan in 1860. Formerly named 'Fish Trap' and 'Indian Valley'

The city was platted in 1886 and incorporated 18 February 1891 by the Oregon Legislative Assembly.

The city is known for the Elgin Opera House, originally dedicated in 1912.

Main economy of Elgin in early years was the sawmills churning out lumber.

City Hall[edit | edit source]

180 N 8th Avenue
Elgin, OR

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cherry Hill
a mile north east of Elgin Oregon on the old Hug Homesite.

Elgin Cemetery Road, south of Clark Creek Road, east of Elgin

East side of Middle Road, north of Elgin

Highland aka Good Road aka Cricket Flat
west side of Good Road, north of Wallowa Lake Highway (Hwy 82), east of Elgin

Indian Creek
Indian Creek Road, east of Highway 82, south of Elgin

Mount Pleasant aka Scott
Traveling North from Elgin on Highway 82, turn left onto Yarrington Road and continue for 4.9 miles. The cemetery is on the left side of the road. Turn west onto the lane to the cemetery, which is just before and runs beside the old abandoned (Baptist) church. It is right behind and to the left of the church. [1]

Pine Grove
gravel road, off Follett Road, off Pine Grove Loop, south of Wallowa Lake Highway

Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • St. Mary Roman Catholic

10th. and Division St., Elgin, OR 97827

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

History[edit | edit source]

Bernal D. Hug, History of Elgin, Oregon FHL Book 979.571/E1 H2h

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Interment.net

Places[edit | edit source]