Lake of the Woods, Oregon
|Lake of the Woods|
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|Elevation||4,957 ft (1,511 m)|
|Time zone||Pacific (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Pacific (UTC-7)|
Lake of the Woods is an unincorporated community in Klamath County, Oregon, United States. It is located on the east shore of the lake of the same name within the Winema National Forest, about a mile south of Oregon Route 140.
The lake was named by Oliver C. Applegate in 1870, while he was building a road around its perimeter. Applegate also built a cabin at the south end of the lake that year. A post office named Lake of the Woods was established at the north end of the lake in 1930, but it only ran until 1931. Efforts were made to establish the form "Lake O' Woods" in the late 1930s, and a post office with that name was established in 1941 that ran intermittently until 1965. In 1961, the United States Board on Geographic Names ruled to return to the original name for the lake and the community. A post office was reestablished in 1970 with the name "Lake of the Woods"; it closed for good 1977.
- "Lake of the Woods". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
- Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 69. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 555. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956.
- Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. pp. 748, 753. ISBN 0-87004-332-3.
- Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Oregon (1940). Oregon: End of the Trail. American Guide Series. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort. OCLC 4874569.
- Historic image of Lake of the Woods from Salem Public Library (link is dead May/31/2012, may exist in the database, but moved)
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