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Bourne, Oregon
Raymond Hotel in Bourne
Raymond Hotel in Bourne
Bourne, Oregon is located in Oregon
Bourne, Oregon
Bourne, Oregon
Location in Oregon
Bourne, Oregon is located in the United States
Bourne, Oregon
Bourne, Oregon
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Oregon
County Baker
5,374 ft (1,638 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1136088

Bourne is a ghost town in Baker County, Oregon, United States about 7 miles (11 km) north of Sumpter in the Blue Mountains. It lies on Cracker Creek and is within the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest. Platted in 1902, the former gold mining boomtown is considered a ghost town today.

Originally named "Cracker City", Bourne is named after Senator Jonathan Bourne, Jr., who was interested in Eastern Oregon mines for a time. Bourne post office was established in 1895 and closed in 1927.

In 1910 Bourne town was listed as having a population of 77.

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