The Abiqua Room

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Room Amenities

  • One Queen Bed
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bathroom With Shower / Jetted Tub
  • Cable Tv With Flat Screen TV
  • WiFi Internet
  • Heat / Air Conditioner
  • Alarm Clock / Radio
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Boards Available

The Abiqua - History

Abiqua is an Indian word given to a small river east of Silverton that flows down out of the Cascades and enters the Pudding River northwest of town. Lewis McArthur in his book “Oregon Geographical Names” says that he was unable to discover the meaning of the word. Silvertonians have just always called it “the Abiqua”, referring to the area and the creek and their source of water. Fifty years ago the Abiqua had wonderful swimming holes and was ‘the place for more than a few teen-age beer parties but mostly it was the place to cool off on a warm summer day. In the intervening years, swimming holes have given way to private development.

Abiqua was not the name of an Indian tribe but it was the site of the last Indian battle in the Silverton area. Since no other battles are documented, it is assumed to be the only one. The Molallas were the local Indian tribe led by a chief named Coosta; they were not a warring tribe. Crooked Finger was a Molalla Indian who ended up having his name on a school, a church, a road, and the area southeast of Scotts Mills.


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The Silverton Inn & Suites
301 N Water St
Silverton Oregon 97381


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