Jefferson County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways

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Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them.

  • Abbot Creek, Abbot Creek flows into Metolius River from the west about twelve miles southeast of Mount Jefferson. Formerly called Eagle Creek, one of many of that name in Oregon. In 1930 Robert W. Sawyer of Bend recommended that the name of the stream be changed to Abbot Creek to commemorate Henry Larcom Abbot, who as a young lieutenant in the U.S. Army attached to the Pacific Railroad Surveys, pased along its banks on Sept. 28, 1855. The change was made by decision of the USBGN. The name also had been applied to Abbot Butte, to a point at elevation of 4318 feet, just west of Abbot Creek and was named on his account. See also Camp Abbot.
  • Deschutes River
  • Metolius River
  • Mud Springs Creek


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