Allegany, Oregon

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Allegany
Unincorporated community
Allegany is located in Oregon
Allegany
Allegany
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°25′34″N 124°1′25″W / 43.42611°N 124.02361°W / 43.42611; -124.02361Coordinates: 43°25′34″N 124°1′25″W / 43.42611°N 124.02361°W / 43.42611; -124.02361
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97407
Area code(s) 541, 458

Allegany is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States east of Coos Bay. According to Oregon Geographic Names, a post office was established there in 1893, and it is unknown why this spelling was chosen rather than the more common form, Allegheny, used for many features in the eastern United States. (The "Allegany" spelling is most common in the state of New York, suggesting the Oregon town's founders were from that area; in contrast, the "Allegheny" spelling is used primarily in Pennsylvania.)

The East Fork Millicoma River and West Fork Millicoma River join at Allegany to form the Millicoma River, a short tributary of the Coos River.[1] The Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area is a state park northeast of Allegany.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLorme Mapping. Oregon Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (1991 ed.). Section 33–34. ISBN 978-0-89933-347-2.
  2. ^ Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area website from Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Accessed April 2010.