World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Rhododendron, Oregon

Rhododendron
Unincorporated community
Rhododendron is located in Oregon
Rhododendron
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 97049
Area code(s) 503 and 971
GNIS feature ID 1148408

Rhododendron is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. It is located within the Mount Hood Corridor, between Government Camp and Zigzag on U.S. Route 26 (aka the Mount Hood Scenic Byway).[1] It is one of the communities that make up the Villages at Mount Hood.

A post office was established in the area in 1909 and named "Rowe" after Henry S. Rowe, a mayor of Portland, Oregon who was interested in developing the state's scenic attractions.[2] In 1917 the office was renamed "Zig Zag" and shortly thereafter "Zigzag".[2] (The name was later reused for the post office in the current community of Zigzag.)[2] In 1920 the office was renamed "Rhododendron" because of the large number of rhododendrons growing near there.[2] The community started out as a summer resort colony, but with the increased popularity of skiing, it became a year-round settlement.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Rhododendron".  
  2. ^ a b c d e  

See also


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.