The City of Eugene and Skinner Butte is Named.
According to Tradition, Skinner Built the
Area’s First Cabin Near This Site, ca 1846.
Erected 2001 by Oregon Lewis and Clark Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; Rotary Club of Eugene.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 44° 3.503′ N, 123° 5.845′ W. Marker is in Eugene, Oregon, in Lane County. Marker is on Skinner Butte Loop, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eugene OR 97401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of First Cabin in Eugene (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eugene Skinner Settled Here in 1846 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Genesis of a City (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Applegate Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shelton – McMurphey House (approx. 0.3 miles away); A.W. and Amanda Patterson Home Patterson Home Site / Animal House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Collier House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eugene.
Regarding Eugene Skinner. AccessGeneology.com contains a good biography of Eugene Skinner. In brief:
Eugene F. Skinner, whose name is a household word throughout the length and breadth of Lane county, located in June, 1846, the Donation claim on which Eugene City, named for him, now stands. He was born at Essex, Essex county, New York, September 13, 1809, and is the youngest son of Major John Joseph Skinner of East Windsor, Connecticut, and a brother of St. John B.L. Skinner of New York, who was an influential officer in the Postoffice Department at Washington City, District of Columbia, under President Lincoln, and first assistant postmaster-general under President Johnson.
He married in Illinois, November 28, 1839, Mary Cook, who was born in Augusta, Oneida county, New York, February 7, 1816. While a resident of Illinois, he was elected to several official positions, among them being sheriff of Putnam county. Owing to certain inducements held out to him, and hoping to regain his lost health, in May, 1845,
In early times Eugene F. Skinner was clerk of the courts, and was for many years postmaster at Eugene City. He also attended to law business for a large number of the settlers of Lane County. He was industrious and honest, was a first-class business man, and enjoyed the esteem and confidence of everybody. Mr. Skinner was a good man in the true sense of the word. he was a most estimable, public-spirited citizen, a kind husband, a fond and
(Submitted on April 24, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
When the town was first laid out, Mary Skinner was awarded the honor of giving a name to the place; and she christened the embryo town Eugene, her former husband’s first name. She was a lady of many virtues, kind and charitable, ever ready to assist the needy and alleviate the sufferings of the unfortunate.
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Also see . . .
1. Biography of Eugene F. Skinner. (Submitted on April 24, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
2. Wikipedia. Wikipedia includes a biography and
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 24, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.