Richardson Farm

Established by John and Nancy Richardson Brown in 1848
Location: Lane County
2009 Owner: Dwane K. Richardson


John and Nancy Brown, along with three of Nancy’s brothers, Benjamin, Aaron, and Clayton Richardson and their extended families, left Missouri in 1846 for the Oregon Country. After spending a couple of years in Yamhill and Polk counties, the Browns came to Lane County where they staked out their 640-acre land claim near the Long Tom River. Early livestock and crops included cattle, milk cows, sheep, hogs, chickens, horses, pasture hay, and grain.


The Richardson Family reports that the livestock and crops have not changed much over the years. For six generations the Brown-Richardson Family has also maintained a garden and orchard.
Man and a woman sit on a front porch step & look into camera.
Dwane and Sylvia Richardson relax on the porch. (Richardson Family Photo)

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