Beatty, Oregon

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Unincorporated community
Beatty is located in Oregon
Beatty is located in the US
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 42°26′31″N 121°16′11″W / 42.44194°N 121.26972°W / 42.44194; -121.26972Coordinates: 42°26′31″N 121°16′11″W / 42.44194°N 121.26972°W / 42.44194; -121.26972
Country United States
State Oregon
County Klamath
Elevation 4,354 ft (1,327 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97621
GNIS feature ID 1137794[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Beatty is an unincorporated community in Klamath County, Oregon, United States.[1] Beatty is along Oregon Route 140 at the confluence of the Sycan and Sprague Rivers and is 30 miles (48 km) east of Klamath Falls.[2]

Beatty was named for J .L. Beatty, a missionary who lived nearby when the area was in the Klamath Indian Reservation.[3] The post office in Beatty, ZIP code 97621, was established in 1913.[3] Toby "Winema" Riddle is buried near Beatty.[4]

Beatty had a station on the Oregon, California and Eastern Railway, which by 1929 reached from Klamath Falls to Bly. A 1941 timetable lists Beatty as the 13th stop east of Klamath Falls between Sprague River and Sycan.[5] After 1990, the rail line passing near Beatty became part of a rail trail, the OC&E Woods Line State Trail, managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.[6][7]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Beatty has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Beatty". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 64. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 64. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  4. ^ Valley Herald, Inc. "Marie Dorion and the Trail of the Pioneers". Winema. Frazier Farmstead Museum. Archived from the original on November 14, 2006. Retrieved October 28, 2006. 
  5. ^ Culp, Edwin D. (1978). Stations West: The Story of the Oregon Railways. New York: Bonanza Books. pp. 160–62. OCLC 4751643. 
  6. ^ "OC&E Woods Line State Trail" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ "OC&E Woods Line State Trail". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Beatty, Oregon". Weatherbase. CantyMedia. Retrieved June 19, 2015.