|Author||Lewis A. McArthur and Lewis L. McArthur (editors)|
|Subject||Oregon place names|
|Publisher||Oregon Historical Society|
|1928 (1st edition); 2003 (7th edition)|
|Pages||1073 pp. (7th edition)|
|LC Class||F874.M16 2003|
Oregon Geographic Names is a compilation of the origin and meaning of place names in the U.S. state of Oregon, published by the Oregon Historical Society. The book was originally published in 1928. It was compiled and edited by Lewis A. McArthur. As of 2011[update], the book is in its seventh edition, which was compiled and edited by Lewis L. McArthur[a] (who died in 2018).
In its introduction, it identifies six periods in the history of the state which have contributed to the establishment of local names:
The seventh edition contains 6,252 entries, with references to another 2,679 names scattered throughout the text. Entries are listed in alphabetical order, beginning with A B Crossing, a railroad station in Coos County, and ending with Zwagg Island, an island near Brookings, Oregon.
The first three editions were edited by Lewis A. McArthur and published by Binford & Mort; Lewis L. McArthur took over from his father as of the fourth (1974) edition, which was the first to be published by the Oregon Historical Society Press.
The seventh edition also includes a CD-ROM with a complete biographic and geographic index as well as various maps of Oregon locations.
|Year||Edition||Editor||Publisher||Pages||Library of Congress|
|1928||1st||McArthur, Lewis A.||Binford & Mort||450pp.||LCCN 28-6175|
|1944||2nd||McArthur, Lewis A.||Binford & Mort||581pp.||LCCN 45-36769|
|1952||3rd||McArthur, Lewis A.||Binford & Mort||686pp.||LCCN 53-95|
|1974||4th||McArthur, Lewis L.||Oregon Historical Society||835pp.||ISBN 0-87595-038-8||LCCN 72-86812|
|1982||5th||McArthur, Lewis L.||Western Imprints (Oregon Historical Society)||839pp.||ISBN 0-87595-113-9||LCCN 82-18808|
|1992||6th||McArthur, Lewis L.||Oregon Historical Society||957pp.||ISBN 0-87595-236-4||LCCN 92-17234|
|2003||7th||McArthur, Lewis L.||Oregon Historical Society[b]||1073pp.||ISBN 0-87595-278-X||LCCN 2003-20467|
Lewis L. McArthur died in 2018. His daughter, Mary McArthur, reportedly took over editorship for the book's upcoming 8th edition.