Culp Creek

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Facts about Culp Creek

Culp Creek is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States, southeast of Cottage Grove on the Row River. It lies on Row River Road between Dorena and Disston.

History

Culp Creek is a tributary stream of the Row River, and was named for settler John Culp just before 1900. A logging camp was established in the area and named Culp Creek Camp, so when a new post office was set up in 1925, it was named Culp Creek after the camp.

The community's economy was long driven by the logging industry, including the Bohemia, Inc. sawmill just across the river that ran from 1959 until about 1990. Bohemia was headquartered in Culp Creek until it was bought by Willamette Industries in 1991. At one time, there were over 20 mills along the Row River. The Oregon, Pacific and Eastern Railway (OP&E) line was built through Culp Creek in the early 1900s to ship ore, timber, supplies and passengers. Today the former OP&E line has been converted into a rail trail that opened in 1997, the Row River National Recreation Trail, which ends just past Culp Creek. Culp Creek's only store closed shortly after the closure of the mill.

In 1926, Buster Keaton filmed the climax of the silent film The General on the OP&E line near Culp Creek. Keaton spent $40,000 to build a temporary trestle over the Row River. During the scene, the bridge was set on fire and collapsed just as a locomotive passed over it. The remains of the bridge and locomotive were left in the river for 15 years, until they were removed in 1941 for scrap metal.

Culp Creek post office closed in 2009; the community's mail is now addressed to Dorena.

Geography

This populated place is located 961 feet (293 m) above sea level in the foothills of the Cascade Range. The community is located where the Row River receives the stream that shares its name with the community. Hawley Butte lies just north of Culp Creek and stands 2,992 feet (912 m) tall.

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