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Jordan, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily
N 44° 42.961 W 122° 41.540
10T E 524368 N 4951450
Quick Description: Far from Palestine
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2014 7:37:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMKCGV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
Unlike it's namesake in the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict and questions of a Palestinian homeland are not issues here. Instead, the unincorporated community of Jordan, Oregon offers peaceful, country living. Area maps generally label Jordan at the intersection of Albany-Lyons Highway (Oregon 226) and Jordan Road. However, the most recognizable landmarks today are clustered around Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, at the intersection of Jordan Road and Camp Morrison Road about one mile to the south. The sign shown here, referring to Jordan, Oregon, is from the church grounds.

For many years, the Jordan Covered Bridge was located on Jordan Road, however, under threat of demolition, the bridge was moved to Stayton in the last 1980s (it accidentally burned in 1994 and was replaced by a replica).

According to the Wikipedia article, the community was once the site of the Monastery of Our Lady of Jordan, a Strict Observance Cistercian (Trappist) monastery that existed from 1904 to 1910.


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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery

Excerpt of the 1985 USGS Jordan 7.5-minute series map - note the church and cemetery

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