The Archaeology Of The Smith House (ORYA3), Dayton, Oregon

Andrew Smith House

Publication: Oregon State University, Anthropology Department

Author: Helen Delight Stone

Date of Publication: June 1997

PDF File: StoneHelenDelight1998.pdf


Andrew Smith, the owner, was an important figure in early Oregon history. He came across the Oregon Trail in one of the first migrations in 1842, and he was one of the co-founders of the City of Dayton. Andrew Smith settled in Yamhill County, Oregon, in 1844. His first enterprize was operating a ferry (at the mouth of Palmer Creek) across the Yamhill River. In 1848 he married the daughter of another early pioneer, Joel Palmer.