Camas Valley, Oregon

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Camas Valley is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Oregon, United States, in the valley of the same name. It is on Oregon Route 42, near the Middle Fork Coquille River.

The name of the valley and the community come from the abundance of Camassia growing in the area; it was an important food source for the local Native Americans.[1] Camas Valley post office was established in July 1870; it had a ZIP code of 97416. The post office closed in 2009;[2] the community's mail is now addressed to Winston.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh Edition ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  2. ^ "Post Offices by State: OREGON Post Offices". United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 43°02′03″N 123°40′26″W / 43.034282°N 123.67397°W / 43.034282; -123.67397