Beech Creek, Oregon

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Beech Creek
Beech Creek is located in Oregon
Beech Creek
Beech Creek
Location within Oregon
Coordinates: 44°37′9.5″N 119°8′56″W / 44.619306°N 119.14889°W / 44.619306; -119.14889Coordinates: 44°37′9.5″N 119°8′56″W / 44.619306°N 119.14889°W / 44.619306; -119.14889
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyGrant
Elevation
4,410 ft (1,340 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
97856
GNIS feature ID1137877[1]

Beech Creek is an unincorporated community in Grant County, Oregon. It is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 395 and County Road 27.

History[edit]

The name of Beech Creek originates from the stream of the same name; itself named for an early settler in the area. According to Oregon Geographic Names, "it seemed appropriate to name it after Beech Creek because it was near the headwaters of that stream." The post office was established on January 26, 1900, and James T. Berry was the first postmaster.[2] The post office closed in 1955.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Beech Creek, Oregon
  2. ^ McArthur, Lewis L. (1992). Oregon Geographic Names (sixth edition). Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 58. ISBN 0-87595-236-4.
  3. ^ "Beech Creek: Ghost Town & ELO". Geocaching. April 12, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2017.