Albee, Umatilla County, Oregon Genealogy

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Coordinates: 45°12′45″N 118°54′33″W / 45.2126°N 118.9092°W / 45.2126; -118.9092

United States Gotoarrow.png Oregon Gotoarrow.png Umatilla County Gotoarrow.png Albee

A post office with the name Snipe was established at this locality on June 17, 1881, undoubtedly taking its name from nearby Snipe Creek. John H. Clifford was postmaster. On Apr. 17, 1882, the name was changed to Alba and in 1887 a plat for the community was filed using the same form. Alba is the Latin word for white. Sometime near the turn of the century the place became known as Albee for the Albee brothers, well-known locak stockmen, and on July 30, 1907 the name of the post office was changed to conform. Like many other small communities in eastern Oregon, has suffered the ravages of time begining with the depression of the 1930s and accelerating during World War II. The post office was closed on Oct. 31, 1943. All that remains are a few weatherbeaten buildings on private property. FamilySearch Catalog