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Bear Creek Timber Tract
Clatsop County, Oregon
Price $ 175,000.00
The Bear Creek Timber Tract near Astoria, Oregon, Clatsop County, consists of 42.45 +/- deeded acres. The property is only a short distance from Bear Creek Reservoir and consists mainly of alder timber with a few mixed trees within the tract. The property is zoned F80. Historically the property has been used as a timber investment for the owner.
Distances to Other Cities:
Svensen, OR- 4 +/- Miles
Established Logging Access Roads:
The owner does not warrant there are any mineral rights available. However, any mineral or geothermal rights owned by the seller are included as part of the property being offered for sale.
Clatsop County was created from the northern and western portions of the original Twality District on June 22, 1844. Until the creation of Vancouver District five days later, Clatsop County extended north across the Columbia into presentday Washington. The Provisional and Territorial Legislatures further altered Clatsop County’s boundaries in 1845 and 1853.
Before 1850 most of Clatsop County’s government activity occurred in Lexington, a community located where Warrenton is now. However, commercial and social activities came to center on Astoria as that city grew, and an election in 1854 chose Astoria to be the new county seat.
Fort Stevens, located near the peninsula formed by the south shore of the Columbia river and the Pacific Ocean, became the only continental US military installation attacked in World War II, when submarine I-25 of the Imperial Japanese Navy fired 17 rounds at the base June 21, 1942. The submarine escaped when the order was given not to return fire with the 10-inch (250 mm) shore guns. This was ostensibly done in order to avoid disclosing the position of the fort, however this is disputed by various sources and the field report from the event has never been found. While the damage caused was slight (reportedly only a baseball backstop was damaged and a powerline severed), the presence of the enemy ship sowed panic along the Pacific coast of the United States, and other minor attacks occurred elsewhere in the region, including Vancouver Island.
In 1975, Clatsop County commissioners considered seceding from Oregon and becoming a part of Washington. The movement was based on disagreements residents of the county had with then-Governor Bob Straub. The movement was created after Alumax Corporation changed their plans of building a plant in the county. Some residents, including two county commissioners, blamed the Oregon Governor for the movement of the plant. The State of Washington’s Governor, Daniel J. Evans, said the county was not welcome in the state. Clatsop County commissioners later abandoned the idea.
Please contact The Whitney Land Company office to schedule a showing. A listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.