Jewell, Oregon

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Jewell, Oregon
unincorporated community
Jewell Hotel & Store
The Jewell Hotel & Store, which burned at an unknown date. A pool hall can be seen in the distance on the left.
Jewell, Oregon is located in Oregon
Jewell, Oregon
Jewell, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 45°56′4.99″N 123°30′10.01″W / 45.9347194°N 123.5027806°W / 45.9347194; -123.5027806Coordinates: 45°56′4.99″N 123°30′10.01″W / 45.9347194°N 123.5027806°W / 45.9347194; -123.5027806
Country United States
State Oregon
County Clatsop
Named for Marshall Jewell
Area
 • Total 299.8 sq mi (776.5 km2)
Elevation 680 ft (210 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total 994
 • Density 3.3/sq mi (1.3/km2)
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Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97138
Area code(s) 503 and 971

Jewell is an unincorporated community in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. The logging community is located at the junction of Oregon Route 103 and Oregon Route 202, near the Nehalem River.

History[edit]

Jewell, Oregon is named after Marshall Jewell, former United States Postmaster General

Jewell was named after Marshall Jewell, United States Postmaster General from 1874-1876. Jewell post office was established in 1874 and closed in 1967.[1]

Natural history[edit]

Jewell is situated near the Clatsop State Forest. Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area is a wildlife preserve near Jewell run by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. It is known for its Roosevelt elk.

The world's largest Bigleaf Maple, as determined by the National Register of Big Trees, with a height of 101 feet and a spread of 90 feet, is located near Jewell.[2][3]

Education[edit]

Students from grades kindergarten through twelfth grade attend Jewell School, the only school in the Jewell School District.

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. ^ "Bigleaf Maples". San Juan Island National Historical Park. National Park Service. Retrieved 2006-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Bigleaf Maple Acer macrophyllum". National Register of Big Trees. American Forests. Retrieved 2006-10-14. 

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