Durkee, Oregon

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Durkee, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Café in Durkee
Café in Durkee
Durkee, Oregon is located in Oregon
Durkee, Oregon
Durkee, Oregon
Durkee, Oregon is located in the US
Durkee, Oregon
Durkee, Oregon
Coordinates: 44°34′56″N 117°27′53″W / 44.58222°N 117.46472°W / 44.58222; -117.46472Coordinates: 44°34′56″N 117°27′53″W / 44.58222°N 117.46472°W / 44.58222; -117.46472
Country United States
State Oregon
County Baker
Elevation 2,651 ft (808 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1136236[1]

Durkee is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States. It has a post office with the ZIP code of 97905.[2] Durkee lies at the Vandercar Road exit of Interstate 84.[3] Durkee is known as the site of Oregon's only cement plant, the Ash Grove Cement Company plant in nearby Nelson. It one of Baker County's largest private employers.[4][5]

Durkee was originally a stage stop called Express, and by the 1860s it was the only transfer point between Umatilla, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho. It prospered as a water stop and telegraph station for the railroad, and later as a stop on Highway 30, the only paved road in the area. The community was platted in 1908, even though the population had already peaked.[6]


  1. ^ "Durkee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Durkee, Oregon
  4. ^ Jacoby, Jayson (March 17, 2014). "U.S. Senator Ron Wyden Visits Baker City". Baker City Herald. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ Miller, Jeremy (January 11, 2010). "Mountains of Mercury". High Country News. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Bailey, Barbara Ruth (1982). Main Street: Northeastern Oregon. Oregon Historical Society. p. 51. ISBN 0-87595-073-6. 

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