Altamont, Josephine County, Oregon Genealogy

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Coordinates: 42°38′16″N 123°26′50″W / 42.6378942°N 123.4472874°W / 42.6378942; -123.4472874

United States Gotoarrow.png Oregon Gotoarrow.png Josephine County Gotoarrow.png Altamont

Altamont post office was established April 16, 1884, with Benjamin M. Parker first and only postmaster. The office was closed June 21, 1886. The available geographic information is meagre about this place, but may be sufficient for its importance. Early gazetteers show a place called Alta and also Altamont at a point on the railroad about 21 miles north of Grants Pass and that was doubtless the location of the post office.There had been an earlier post office named Leland near the highway crossing on Grave Creek about four miles east of the railroad. After Altamont post office was closed in 1886, Leland office was moved west to the railroad, but the exact date of this move cannot be determined from the records, may be in the early 1890s.

Records may be confusing since they could refer to this place or to active community of Altamont in Klamath County.

References

Oregon Geographic Names FamilySearch Catalog