Hammond Oregon 97121
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.