CLIMATE: Cool winter and summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
On the water.
REMAINS: Not much.
|One of the most interesting non-mining settlements close to the mouth of the Columbia River is Frankfort. The settlement never really became a town in the true sense except in the minds of its two promoters, a Frank Bourn and a Frank Scott. Of course, the place was referred to as Frankfort. A plat was filed an1890 that specified 1226 lots with streets and alleys that were never built. The promoters began to sell property based upon the rumor that a railroad would soon pass through the town. Bourn and Scott used the money from lot sales to build a hotel, general store and a sawmill all of which encouraged more lot sales. Time passed and still no railroad or access to the property except by boat and even then with great difficulty. In 1947, the population had decreased to 11 residents. In 1960, there were two, a German who lived at one end of the settlement and a Swede who live at the other. A place to visit to satisfy the curiosity. Submitted by Henry Chenowith.