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Below you fill find all funeral homes and cemeteries in or near Ashwood.

Zip codes in the city: 97711.

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Funeral Homes near Ashwood

B
Bel Air Colonial Funeral Home
762 Ne 10th St
Madras, OR 97741
C
Crook County Cemetery District
1555 N Main St
Prineville, OR 97754
G
Gray Butte Cemetery
169 Se 7th St
Madras, OR 97741
P
Prineville Funeral Home
199 Ne 10th St
Prineville, OR 97754
W
Whispering Pines Funeral Home
185 Ne 4th St
Prineville, OR 97754

Facts about Ashwood, Oregon

Ashwood is a ghost town in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States, 32 miles (51 km) northeast of Madras.Ashwood was named for its proximity to Ash Butte, a butte with volcanic ash deposits on its sides, and to honor Whitfield T. Wood, who settled in the area in the 1870s. Ashwood post office was established in 1898.The Ashwood area was first used by the Native American Sahaptin and Northern Paiute people. After the Sahaptin were forced to move to the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in the 1850s, and the Northern Paiute were defeated in the 1870s, settlers moved into the area to raise cattle and sheep. Sheep ranching became an important local industry by 1900 because of the availability of the railroad in nearby Shaniko that facilitated the shipping of wool. Ashwood became a gold- and silver-mining boomtown in the 1910s. The Oregon King Mine was an important mine that was established during the early boom period. The minerals soon began to play out, however, and local residents turned back to ranching and agriculture as the mainstays of their economy.Ashwood is popular with rockhounds, as the area has an abundance of petrified wood, jasper, and thundereggs—Oregon's state rock.

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History

After the Sahaptin were forced to move to the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in the 1850s, and the Northern Paiute were defeated in the 1870s, settlers moved into the area to raise cattle and sheep. The Oregon King Mine was an important mine that was established during the early boom period. The minerals soon began to play out, however, and local residents turned back to ranching and agriculture as the mainstays of their economy.

Ashwood is popular with Rockhounding as the area has an abundance of petrified wood, jasper, and thundereggs—Oregon's List of US state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones rock. . Wood, who settled in the area in the 1870s. Ashwood became a gold- and silver-mining boomtown in the 1910s. Sheep ranching became an important local industry by 1900 because of the availability of the railroad in nearby Shaniko, Oregon that facilitated the shipping of wool.

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