Hammond, Oregon
Hammond Oregon 97121

This town was named for Andrew B. Hammond, a pioneer of the Pacific Northwest. He was born in New Brunswick July 22, 1848, and in 1866-67 came to Washington and then settled in Montana, where he lived about 30 years and successfully engaged in mercantile and railroad affairs. In 1894, Hammond bought the Oregon Pacific Railroad at the sheriff's sale but was unable to complete the line up the North Santiam River. However, he later opened a large logging and sawmill operation near Detroit. The Hammond Lumber Co. had two spurs on this line in 1917, and in 1933 the Hammond Tillamook Lbr. Co. had a spur on the Southern Pacific Tillamook Line. From 1895 to 1898, he built the Astoria & Columbia River Railroad, later acquired by the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway Company. In later years he lived in San Francisco, where he died January 15, 1934. He was one of the foremost businessmen of the Pacific Coast and was interested in timber, lumber, shipping, fishing, and various mercantile enterprises. Silas B. Smith says that the Clatsop name of the Native American village near the present site of Hammond was Ne-ahk-stow. See OHQ v. 1, pg. 321. In November 1991, Hammond voted to dis-incorporate and, on December 5, merged into the city of Warrenton.