Union Creek, Oregon

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Union Creek, Oregon
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Union Creek
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Union Creek
Coordinates: 42°54′25″N122°26′44″W / 42.90694°N 122.44556°W / 42.90694; -122.44556 Coordinates: 42°54′25″N122°26′44″W / 42.90694°N 122.44556°W / 42.90694; -122.44556
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Elevation
3,323 ft (1,013 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
97536
Area code(s) 541
GNIS feature ID1151648 [1]

Union Creek is an unincorporated community in Jackson County in the U.S. state of Oregon. [1] It is located along Union Creek and Oregon Route 62 (Crater Lake Highway), about 15 miles (24 km) from Crater Lake National Park. [2] The community is home to the Union Creek Historic District, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980. [3]

The community is named after the creek, which in turn took its name from Union Peak in the national park. A Union Creek post office was established in 1924 and ceased operations in 1942, although it did not formally close until 1945. Helen C. Herriott was the first postmaster. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Union Creek, Oregon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  2. Oregon Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (1991 ed.). DeLorme Mapping. § 29. ISBN   978-0-89933-347-2.
  3. "Site Information". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  4. McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 982–83. ISBN   978-0875952772.