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Oxbow is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States. Oxbow is located on Oregon Route 86 next to the Snake River near the Oxbow Dam on the Oregon-Idaho border, about 17 miles northeast of Halfway. Oxbow is just south of the site of the former mining town of Copperfield. Although it is unincorporated, Oxbow has a post office with a ZIP code of 97840.There was once a station named Oxbow on a portion the Oregon Short Line Railroad now inundated by Oxbow Reservoir. It was named for The Oxbow, a U-shaped bend in the Snake River named for the agricultural implement. The present-day community of Oxbow was established in the early 1960s near the former site of Copperfield during the building of the Oxbow Dam by the Idaho Power Company. Oxbow post office was established on May 1, 1965 after moving the office from Homestead six miles to the north. At one time, Oxbow had a school.By some accounts, Hells Canyon is defined as starting just outside Oxbow.
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Oxbow is approximately 17 miles northeast of the nearest incorporated town of Halfway, Oregon, and 142 miles north and slightly west of Boise, Idaho. Oxbow was once the location of the former mining town of Copperfield, Oregon
Oxbow is situated on Oregon Route 86, along the Snake River, at the site of the Oxbow Dam, along the border between Oregon and Idaho. By some accounts, Hells Canyon is defined as starting just outside of Oxbow. Oxbow is an unincorporated area community located in Baker County, Oregon County, Oregon, United States. .
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