Date of visit: May 27, 2012
Population: 699 (2010 Census)

The town of Echo sits on the east side of the Umatilla River. Before the town even existed the Umatilla Indian Agency (for the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes) was established on the west side of the river in 1851. However during the Yakima Indian War of 1855 Indians destroyed it. The Oregon Mounted Volunteers built a stockade on the site, called Fort Henrietta. It was abandoned in 1856, and all that remains of the old fort is the blockhouse that you can visit at Fort Henrietta Park.


Welcome to Echo

Echo main street
Main Street

Teel Building
Teel Building

H&P Cafe
H&P Cafe

Post office
Post Office

Blockhouse from Fort Henrietta

Echo Methodist Church
Echo Methodist Church

Ross House
The Ross House, built in 1910

Map of Echo

Oregon Towns Project