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Nolin, Oregon
Nolin, Oregon is located in Oregon
Nolin, Oregon
Nolin, Oregon
Location in Oregon
Nolin, Oregon is located in the United States
Nolin, Oregon
Nolin, Oregon
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Oregon
County Umatilla
738 ft (225 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 458 and 541

Nolin is an unincorporated community in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. Nolin is about 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Echo, next to the Umatilla River. At one time the area was known as "Happy Canyon". Adam "Ad" W. Nye, a settler of the 1860s, named the Nolin area Happy Canyon, for the spirit of the people who lived there. The name was later adopted by Pendleton Round-Up for its indoor show in commemoration of this time. Nye was County Sheriff in 1872–74. The nearby community of Nye was named for him.

At one time Nolin had a post office, a store, and a school. Nolin also has a cemetery. An Oregon Railway and Navigation Company (now Union Pacific) railroad line was built through Nolin, crossing the Umatilla River on a steel bridge constructed in 1907.

The Cunningham Sheep Ranch, founded in the 1880s by Charles Cunningham, is based in Nolin. It was once one of the largest sheep-raising operations in the United States. Today it raises rambouillet sheep.

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