Arago, Oregon

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Arago, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Arago is located in Oregon
Arago
Arago
Arago is located in the US
Arago
Arago
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°06′07″N 124°11′32″W / 43.10194°N 124.19222°W / 43.10194; -124.19222Coordinates: 43°06′07″N 124°11′32″W / 43.10194°N 124.19222°W / 43.10194; -124.19222
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Elevation[1] 30 ft (9 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 1117024

Arago is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, on the Coquille River, about 6 miles (10 km) south of Coquille. The area's elevation is 30 feet (9 m).[1] The Coquille Rural Fire District provides firefighting services.[2] The Coos County Sheriff and Myrtle Point police provide law enforcement services.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The Arago post office was named for Cape Arago, which in turn was named for French physicist and geographer François Arago.[3] The previously suggested name of Halls Prairie was disapproved by postal authorities.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arago". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Coquille Fire Department". City of Coquille. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 29, 159. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.