Andrews, Oregon

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Andrews, Oregon
Andrews community school in 2007
Andrews community school in 2007
Andrews is located in Oregon
Andrews
Andrews
Andrews is located in the United States
Andrews
Andrews
Coordinates: 42°27′51″N 118°36′48″W / 42.46417°N 118.61333°W / 42.46417; -118.61333Coordinates: 42°27′51″N 118°36′48″W / 42.46417°N 118.61333°W / 42.46417; -118.61333
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyHarney
Elevation
4,157 ft (1,267 m)
Population
 (as of 1996)
 • Total0 (ghost town)
Time zonePacific

Andrews is a ghost town in Harney County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located south of Steens Mountain and near the Alvord Desert.

History

The community was named for Peter Andrews, who settled in the area about 1880.[2] A post office was established on Andrews' property in 1890.[2] The post office was moved north a short distance in 1900 and called "Wildhorse" or "Wild Horse".[2] Locals referred to it as "Wild Hog", however, so the postmaster changed the name to honor his friend Andrews.[2]

The population of Andrews slowly declined until only one house remained. When it burned down in 1996, the community became a ghost town.[2]

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Andrews has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Andrews, Oregon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b c d e McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 24. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Andrews, Oregon

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