London Springs, Oregon

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London Springs
Unincorporated community
London Springs is located in Oregon
London Springs
London Springs
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°37′54″N 123°5′28″W / 43.63167°N 123.09111°W / 43.63167; -123.09111Coordinates: 43°37′54″N 123°5′28″W / 43.63167°N 123.09111°W / 43.63167; -123.09111
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Elevation 896 ft (273 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97424
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1123364

London Springs is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States. It lies 11.33 miles (18.23 km) south-southwest of Cottage Grove at an elevation of 896 feet (273 m).[1] London Springs is near the Coast Fork Willamette River, south of Cottage Grove Lake.

The unincorporated community of London is less than a mile from London Springs.[2] London post office ran from 1902 until 1919.[3] The office was formerly named "Amos" and was located two miles south of London, on a tributary of the Coast Fork Willamette River.[3][4] Amos post office was founded in 1898 and ran until its move to London.[3] It was named for John Amos Sutherland, son of postmaster John Sutherland.[3] Levi Geer developed a mineral spring here, and it is unknown why he named the place "London", but when the post office moved to the community, it was renamed after the new location.[3] Geer and Sutherland operated a general store in which the post office was located for a time.[3]

Geer opened the Calapooya Mineral Springs Hotel in London in 1904.[5]

Territorial Seed Company has a 44-acre (18 ha) trial ground and organic research farm in London Springs.[6]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, London Springs has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London Springs". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  2. ^ "London". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. April 1, 1993. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 22. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  4. ^ "Amos (historical)". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  5. ^ "City of Cottage Grove Emergency Operations Plan". City of Cottage Grove. November 2003. p. 4. Retrieved 210-12-14. 
  6. ^ Territorial Seed Company: About Us
  7. ^ Climate Summary for London Springs, Oregon

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