Pacific Coast Business Directory

State of Oregon - Lafayette, Yamhill County

Lafayette, Yamhill County, PO and County seat, is situated on the left bank of the Yamhill River, six miles above its mouth, one mile from the St. Joseph depot, on the Oregon Central Railroad, and 24 miles northwest of Salem, on the military road leading to Astoria. This is a prosperous and rapidly growing town, most favorably situated for trade and manufactures, being at the falls of the Yamhill, below which the river is navigable for light draft steamboats the entire year. A substantial free bridge crosses the river at this point. The surrounding country is very fertile and is thickly peopled by an enterprising and intelligent population. The location and surroundings give assurance of happiness and prosperity for the present, and great wealth in the future. The educational institutions are well endowed, and an academy is maintained. Several church organizations give evidence of the religious feeling of the community, and the Courier, a well sustained weekly newspaper, is proof of their intelligence. The Yamhill, upon which it is situated, rises in the Tillamook hills, or Coast Range, which forms the western borders of the county, and after meandering for thirty or forty miles through one of the most lovely and fertile portions of the beautiful valley of Oregon, plunges over a ledge of rocks at Lafayette, forming a pretty cascade of a few feet in height, and then flows calmly, a navigable stream to the Willamette, the great river of the valley. A splendid steam flouring mill has recently been built, and other manufactories established.
Belcher J M, general merchandise
Bird k Star, stoves, and tinware
Bradshaw E C, attorney at law
Burbank A R, general merchandise
Butt W Rev, clergyman (Meth)
Chrisman Walker, general merchandise
DORRISS & HEMBREE, proprietors Lafayette Courier
Easterbrook Charles, blacksmith
ESSEX HOTEL, K B Mercer, proprietor
Ferguson k Bird, general merchandise
Harris Reuben, billiard saloon
Henley Andrew, brick mason, and plasterer
Henley Hart, attorney at law
Hurley A M, attorney at law
Johnson Danfel, livery stable
Kelty k Simpson, drugs, books, and stationery
LAFAYETTE COURIER, Dorriss & Hembree, proprietors
Large Francis, carpenter and builder
Littlefield H R, physician, and druggist, and sewing machine agent
Majors J R, tobacco, cigars, etc
McCain James, attorney at law
MERCER K B, proprietor Essex Hotel
Michael E G Rev, clergyman (Meth)
Moor H, attorney at law
Morey C G, principal Lafayette Academy
Perkins Edwin, barber
Poppleton E, physician
Priestly ____, wagon maker
Ramsey W M, attorney at law
Sampson J K, grain buyer, and warehouse
Smith & Company furniture manufacturers
Stanley Thomas, flour manufacturer
Watts John W, postmaster, clergyman, and physician

Pacific Coast Business Directory | Oregon Territory Index

Oregon Directory and Gazetteer

Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875.


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