Swift, Oregon – Clackamas and Eastern Railroad Stop

Name: Swift
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GPS: 45.3095662, -122.5592564
Directions: Head south of Oregon on Highway 213. Take a right on S. Henrici Road. Swift was located at the corner of S. Henrici and S Reeder Road.

Description:

*Update* Upon further examination of maps of the time, this location looks wrong. The coordinates are as reported by Lat-Long.com, but as you can see from the map, this location would be several miles northwest of what the Rail Road Map says it should be. I’m leaning towards the railroad map being correct, but this still leaves the exact location of the town and it’s surroundings a question.

Map of the Clackamas and Eastern Railroad

Map of the Clackamas and Eastern Railroad

Swift was a small community located in Clackamas County south of Oregon City on what is now S. Henrici Road. The only data point I have for this town is that the Clackamas and Eastern Railroad was built to it in 1930. This connected the line to the Molalla Lumber Company Railroad.

Looking in Google Maps and street view, it looks like a few historic buildings from that era may still exist. Shy Ann Meats and Sausage Company definitely inhabits an older historic building, and there is a barn on the corner of Henrici and Reeder Roads that looks many decades older then the house on the same property.

If you know anything more about this town, or can confirm that the above two buildings were once part of it, please comment below!

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