John Quincy Adams and Elizabeth Young House

The John Quincy Adams and Elizabeth Young House, also known as the John Quincy Adams Young House, is a historic American saltbox house built in 1869.

It is located in the unincorporated Cedar Mill area of Washington County, Oregon, near Portland. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

John Quincy Adams Young and his wife Elizabeth settled in the area in 1862 and built a log cabin. In 1869, they built a new home, followed by another larger one built in 1873. Young served as the first postmaster of Cedar Mill starting in 1874. He named the community after the cedar trees in the area and for the mill he co-owned. The post office was located in the 1869 house, with the family living across the road in a newer home. Young remained as postmaster until 1882.

The house and a half acre of land surrounding it have been owned by the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District since 2005.

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