Cairo, Oregon

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Cairo, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Cairo, Oregon is located in Oregon
Cairo, Oregon
Cairo, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Cairo, Oregon is located in the US
Cairo, Oregon
Cairo, Oregon
Cairo, Oregon (the US)
Coordinates: 43°59′46″N 117°00′33″W / 43.99611°N 117.00917°W / 43.99611; -117.00917Coordinates: 43°59′46″N 117°00′33″W / 43.99611°N 117.00917°W / 43.99611; -117.00917
Country United States
State Oregon
County Malheur
Elevation 2,192 ft (668 m)
Time zone Mountain (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) Mountain (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 541
GNIS feature ID 1118451[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Cairo is an unincorporated community in Malheur County, Oregon, United States.[1] Its elevation is 2,192 feet (668 m) above sea level.[1] It is about 4 miles (6 km) southwest of Ontario and a half mile north of Cairo Junction, where U.S. Route 20 and U.S. Route 26, running concurrently with Oregon Route 201, turn south towards Nyssa.[2] Route 201 also continues north from Cairo Junction through Cairo and towards Ontario.[2]

Cairo was a station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad (OSL) to Vale.[3] The OSL line is now part of the Union Pacific mainline. Cairo Elementary School in Cairo Junction is part of the Ontario School District; the school was built in 1957.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Cairo". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 79, 83. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ Avers, Henry G. (1926). "First-Level Ordering in Oregon" (PDF). United States Department of Commerce: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  4. ^ "Cairo Elementary School". Ontario School District. Retrieved February 26, 2014.