Chemult, Oregon

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Chemult
Unincorporated community
U.S. Route 97 into Chemult
U.S. Route 97 into Chemult
Chemult is located in Oregon
Chemult
Chemult
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°13′0″N 121°46′54″W / 43.21667°N 121.78167°W / 43.21667; -121.78167Coordinates: 43°13′0″N 121°46′54″W / 43.21667°N 121.78167°W / 43.21667; -121.78167
Country United States
State Oregon
County Klamath
Elevation 4,764 ft (1,452 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97731
Area code(s) 458 and 541

Chemult is an unincorporated community in Klamath County, Oregon, United States, on U.S. Route 97. Chemult has a population of about 300 people.[citation needed] Chemult's elevation is 4,764 feet (1,452 m).

The locale was originally established in 1924 as a station on the Southern Pacific Cascade Line named "Knott" during construction.[1] The station's name was changed to Chemult when the line opened in 1926 and a post office was established the same year.[1] The name Chemult comes from a Klamath chief who was one of the 26 who signed the Klamath Lake Treaty of October 14, 1864.[1][2]

Amtrak's Coast Starlight stops in Chemult daily at the Chemult Amtrak station, and Redmond Airport Shuttle provides a bus connection from the train to Bend. There is also a Winema National Forest ranger station within the community.

The area around Chemult is commonly used for hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, dog sled racing, fishing, and hunting. Chemult also offers the annual Sled Dog Races where mushers come to race their sled dogs and compete for cash prizes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh Edition ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 193. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  2. ^ "Treaty of Klamath Lake, Oregon With the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin Band of Snake: October 14, 1864". waterforlife.net. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 

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