Melrose, Oregon

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Melrose, Oregon
Census-designated place (CDP)
The grange hall at Melrose
The grange hall at Melrose
Melrose, Oregon is located in Oregon
Melrose, Oregon
Melrose, Oregon
Coordinates: 43°15′10″N 123°27′27″W / 43.2528610°N 123.4574581°W / 43.2528610; -123.4574581Coordinates: 43°15′10″N 123°27′27″W / 43.2528610°N 123.4574581°W / 43.2528610; -123.4574581
Country United States
State Oregon
County Douglas
 • Total 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)
 • Land 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 420 ft (128 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 735
 • Density 170/sq mi (65/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97471
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1124051

Melrose is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Douglas County, Oregon, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 735.[2] It was named by Henry Scott for Melrose Abbey in Scotland. Its post office, at first named Hogan, was established on May 18, 1887, and James McKinney was the first postmaster.[3]


  1. ^ "Melrose". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Melrose CDP, Oregon". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 635. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956.