Black Butte Ranch, Oregon

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Black Butte Ranch, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Black Butte Ranch Lodge with South Sister in background
Black Butte Ranch Lodge with South Sister in background
Coordinates: 44°22′38″N 121°39′13″W / 44.37722°N 121.65361°W / 44.37722; -121.65361Coordinates: 44°22′38″N 121°39′13″W / 44.37722°N 121.65361°W / 44.37722; -121.65361
Country United States
State Oregon
County Deschutes
Elevation 3,350 ft (1,021 m)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97759
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-06650[1]
GNIS feature ID 1138180[2]
Website www.blackbutteranch.com

Black Butte Ranch is a census-designated place and unincorporated private resort community[3] in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States.[4] It is located in the Cascade Range, eight miles northwest of Sisters. The population was 366 at the 2010 census.[5] Black Butte Ranch allows public access to its restaurant, golf courses and horse stables, but is primarily oriented to its year-round residents and seasonal guests.[3]

History[edit]

The planned community of Black Butte Ranch was developed starting in 1970 by a subsidiary of Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company on the site of the former Black Butte cattle ranch directly south of Black Butte.[6] The first residents arrived in 1971 and Black Butte Ranch post office was established the same year.[6]

Demographics[edit]

In 2001, estimated population of full-time, year-round residents was 337.[3] During the peak tourist season, the population, including guests who do not own property but are renting residences within the community, is estimated to rise to 5,000.[3]

Wildfire[edit]

Black Butte Ranch has been threatened by many wildfires, especially since 2002, when the Cache Mountain Fire burned two homes in the northwest corner of the ranch.[7][8] Black Butte Ranch was once again threatened by the B&B Complex Fires in 2003,[9] and in 2007 the GW Fire came within a quarter of a mile of some homes on the ranch.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b c d Deschutes County Code
  4. ^ "Black Butte Ranch". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  5. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST10&prodType=table
  6. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 86. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  7. ^ "BBR residents to return today". Nugget Newspaper. 2002-08-02. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  8. ^ "Cache Mountain Fire - Fact Sheet 7". US Forest Service. 2002-08-01. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  9. ^ "B and B Complex Morning Brief". US Forest Service. 2003-08-21. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  10. ^ "GW Fire: Black Butte Ranch evacuation underway". Nugget Newspaper. 2007-09-03. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  11. ^ "Gw Fire Wildland Fire". Incident Information System. 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2008-03-18.