Service Creek, Oregon

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Service Creek, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Service Creek Lodge
Service Creek Lodge
Service Creek, Oregon is located in Oregon
Service Creek, Oregon
Service Creek, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°47′51″N 120°00′30″W / 44.79750°N 120.00833°W / 44.79750; -120.00833Coordinates: 44°47′51″N 120°00′30″W / 44.79750°N 120.00833°W / 44.79750; -120.00833
Country United States
State Oregon
County Wheeler
Elevation 1,722 ft (525 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 541
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[1]

Service Creek is an unincorporated community in Wheeler County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Service Creek lies on Oregon Route 19 near its intersection with Oregon Route 207.[2] It is also near the mouth of a stream, Service Creek, formerly Sarvis Creek, that empties into the John Day River.[3]

A Sarvicecreek post office was established here in 1918. May Tilley was the first postmaster. Later in the year, the name was changed to Servicecreek and changed again to Service Creek in 1929. The post office closed in 1956.[3]

From 1908 through the mid-1940s, Service Creek had a one-room schoolhouse that doubled as a community center and church. The building was demolished in the late 1940s or early 1950s to make room for highway improvements.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Service Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved September 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-89933-347-2. 
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 860. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  4. ^ Stinchfield, Janet L.; Stinchfield, McLaren E., eds. (1983). The History of Wheeler County, Oregon. Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company. p. 25. OCLC 10948544.