Dufur, Oregon Ghost Town!

Oregon Ghost Town Tour #2 – Part 5

In Spring of 2022, our family took a day trip to visit some historical ghost towns in Central Oregon. We visited Antelope, Shaniko, and Kent, Oregon – then we were hooked! We planned a second tour to see even more Central Oregon ghost towns. Join us as we take you through 6 more historic ghost towns. Grass Valley, Moro, Wasco, Boyd, Dufur, and Friend.

After visiting Boyd, OR, we continued South to the town of Dufur. As of 2022, Dufur’s population is approximately 640 people. Dufur was originally settled in 1872 by brothers Andrew and Enoch Dufur and originally named Fifteenmile Crossing. The Post Office was established in 1878, and the town was officially incorporated in 1893 and the  name was changed to Dufur. The original economy was based on raising stock, saw mills, and wheat. Today, Dufur is surrounded by beautiful cherry orchards.

Watch our walking tour of the Dufur Historic Town here!

To Visit:

GPS Coordinates: 45.457, -121.1298 Dufur is 4 miles South of Boyd and right on Hwy 197.



Trip Tour Includes:

Day One:

Day Two:

  • Boyd, OR
  • Dufur, OR
  • Dufur Community Cemetery
  • Friend, OR
  • Friend Cemetery

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