Blodgett, Oregon

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The Blodgett Country Store

Blodgett is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Benton County, Oregon, United States, where Oregon Route 180 meets U.S. Route 20 in the Central Oregon Coast Range 15 miles (24 km) west of Corvallis. It is near the confluence of the Tumtum and Marys rivers. As of the 2010 census the CDP had a population of 58.[1]

Blodgett was named for pioneer settler William Blodgett.[2] The post office was established in April 1888 with the name "Emrick", for a local family, and was changed to Blodgett shortly thereafter.[2]

Blodgett is part of the Philomath School District. The 25-student Blodgett Elementary School serves kindergarten through fourth grade; older students attend Philomath Middle School and Philomath High School in nearby Philomath.[3]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Blodgett has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Blodgett CDP, Oregon". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh Edition ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 90. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  3. ^ "Blodgett Elementary School". Philomath School District. Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Blodgett, Oregon

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Coordinates: 44°35′49″N 123°31′10″W / 44.597064°N 123.519549°W / 44.597064; -123.519549