Denmark, Oregon

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Denmark, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Denmark is located in Oregon
Denmark
Denmark
Denmark is located in the US
Denmark
Denmark
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 42°53′26″N 124°27′45″W / 42.89056°N 124.46250°W / 42.89056; -124.46250Coordinates: 42°53′26″N 124°27′45″W / 42.89056°N 124.46250°W / 42.89056; -124.46250
Country United States
State Oregon
County Curry
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97450
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1119858

Denmark is an unincorporated community in Curry County, Oregon, United States, between Bandon and Port Orford where U.S. Route 101 crosses Willow Creek.[1]

Denmark was founded by first generation Danes who developed a profitable dairy industry in the area.[2][3] Denmark post office was established in 1882.[4] In 1915 the community had a sawmill, a cheese factory, a creamery, and a public school.[2] In 1940 Denmark had a population of 96.[5] Improvements to U.S. 101 bypassed the business district and the community went into decline.[3] The post office closed in 1960.[4] By the 1990s, the only business in Denmark was a store/gas station.[2][3] In 2009 there was a drive-through espresso stand at the same location.[6]

Denmark was the focus of a 2009 series of articles on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) about climate change that coincided with the Copenhagen Summit in the country of Denmark.[6]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Denmark has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[7]

Climate data for Denmark, OR
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 73
(23)
74
(23)
77
(25)
83
(28)
94
(34)
81
(27)
89
(32)
88
(31)
93
(34)
92
(33)
79
(26)
71
(22)
94
(34)
Average high °F (°C) 55.8
(13.2)
56.4
(13.6)
57.2
(14)
59.2
(15.1)
63.4
(17.4)
66.1
(18.9)
70
(21)
71.3
(21.8)
70.5
(21.4)
65.6
(18.7)
59.3
(15.2)
55.6
(13.1)
62.5
(16.9)
Average low °F (°C) 41
(5)
40
(4)
40.7
(4.8)
42
(6)
45.8
(7.7)
50
(10)
52.8
(11.6)
52.7
(11.5)
49.7
(9.8)
46
(8)
43.6
(6.4)
40.7
(4.8)
45.4
(7.4)
Record low °F (°C) 22
(−6)
22
(−6)
29
(−2)
30
(−1)
33
(1)
40
(4)
42
(6)
41
(5)
40
(4)
29
(−2)
28
(−2)
16
(−9)
16
(−9)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 11.62
(295.1)
9.34
(237.2)
9.65
(245.1)
5.87
(149.1)
3.79
(96.3)
1.83
(46.5)
0.45
(11.4)
0.86
(21.8)
1.71
(43.4)
4.75
(120.7)
10.83
(275.1)
12.1
(307)
72.8
(1,849)
Average precipitation days 19 16 18 15 12 8 3 4 6 11 18 19 149
Source: [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Denmark". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  2. ^ a b c Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 98. ISBN 0-87004-332-3. 
  3. ^ a b c Friedman, Ralph (1993) [1972]. Oregon for the Curious (3rd ed.). Portland, Oregon: Pars Publishing Company. pp. 26–27. ISBN 0-87004-222-X. 
  4. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 279. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  5. ^ Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Oregon (1940). Oregon: End of the Trail. American Guide Series. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort. p. 384. OCLC 4874569. 
  6. ^ a b "The Denmark Project: Climate Change From Europe To The Oregon Coast". Oregon Public Broadcasting. July 1, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Denmark, Oregon
  8. ^ "DENMARK 1 NNW, OR (354721)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 26, 2015.