Van, Oregon

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Van is an unincorporated community in Harney County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located on Van-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.[3] The office closed in 1953.[3] As of 2008, the former United States Forest Service Van Guard Station was for sale.[4]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Van has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[5]


  1. ^ "Van". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 78, 82. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 988. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  4. ^ USDA Forest Service, Malheur National Forest, Oregon. "For Sale". General Services Administration. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Van, Oregon

Coordinates: 43°59′24″N 118°41′18″W / 43.989877°N 118.688269°W / 43.989877; -118.688269