County Road 409

GILBERT CREEK ROAD and PUMPKINSEED ROAD - origins uncertain. County maintains only to west line of Sec 34, T4S, R7W. Metzkers map of this area in 1928 indicated this road extending well into Section 33, but no additional information is available. Prescriptive width with one or two deeded exceptions. Lies six miles north of Willamina. The road was named for a nearby creek of the same name which was named for Theodore H. Gilbert. Theodore filed for a Certificate Claim near the creek in 1883. Pumpkinseed road lies eight miles northwest of Willamina running west from Gilbert Creek Road. It was named after Pumpkinseed Smith, a long-time area resident, long deceased.


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