Van is an unincorporated community in Harney County, Oregon, United States. It is located on Van- [1 ] Drewsey Road about 50 miles northeast of Burns, in the Wolf Creek Valley. [2 ]
Van post office was established in 1891 and named for local settler Van Middlesworth.
The office closed in 1953. [3 ] As of 2008, the former [3 ] United States Forest Service Van Guard Station was for sale. [4 ]
Climate [ edit ]
According to the
Köppen Climate Classification system, Van has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps. [5 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Van". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980 . Retrieved . April 1, 2012
^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 78, 82. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Geographic Names Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 988. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956.
^ USDA Forest Service, Malheur National Forest, Oregon. "For Sale". General Services Administration . Retrieved . April 1, 2012
^ Climate Summary for Van, Oregon
Coordinates: 43°59′24″N 118°41′18″W / 43.989877°N 118.688269°W