Cairo, Oregon

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Cairo is an unincorporated community in Malheur County, Oregon, United States.[1] Its elevation is 2192 feet (668 m).[1] It is about four miles (6 km) southwest of Ontario and a half mile north of Cairo Junction, an intersection where U.S. Route 20/U.S. Route 26, running concurrently with Oregon Route 201, turn south towards Nyssa. OR 201 also continues north from Cairo Junction through Cairo and towards Ontario. Cairo was a station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad (OSL) to Vale.[2] The OSL line is now part of the Union Pacific mainline. Cairo Elementary School in Cairo Junction is part of the Ontario School District; the school was built in 1957.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Cairo". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  2. ^ Avers, Henry G. (1926). "First-Level Ordering in Oregon". United States Department of Commerce: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  3. ^ "Cairo Elementary School". Ontario School District. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 

Coordinates: 43°59′46″N 117°00′33″W / 43.995997°N 117.009051°W / 43.995997; -117.009051