Hampton, Deschutes County, Oregon

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Hampton, Oregon
Hampton looking north across US 20
Hampton looking north across US 20
Nickname(s): 
Hampton Station
Hampton is located in Oregon
Hampton
Hampton
Location in the state of Oregon
Hampton is located in the United States
Hampton
Hampton
Hampton (the United States)
Coordinates: 43°40′25.11″N 120°14′10.43″W / 43.6736417°N 120.2362306°W / 43.6736417; -120.2362306Coordinates: 43°40′25.11″N 120°14′10.43″W / 43.6736417°N 120.2362306°W / 43.6736417; -120.2362306
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyDeschutes
Elevation
4,419 ft (1,346.9 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
97712
Area code(s)541

Hampton is an unincorporated community in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States.[1] It lies about 60 miles (97 km) southeast of Bend, on U.S. Route 20, on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert.[2]

History[edit]

Hampton was named for the Hampton Buttes, which in turn were named for Joe Hampton, who moved to the area from Eugene in the 1870s.[3][4] Hampton post office was established in 1911 and closed in 1953, after one intermission.[3] In 1940 Hampton had a population of 41.[4] As of 2003, Hampton, also known as Hampton Station, had a gas station and a restaurant.[3] By 2010, the gas station had closed.

Transportation[edit]

In the 21st century, Hampton is a stop on the Eastern POINT intercity bus line between Bend and Ontario. It makes one stop per day in each direction.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hampton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 47, 80. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
  3. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 441. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  4. ^ a b 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. 470. OCLC 4874569.
  5. ^ "Eastern Point Schedule". Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 5, 2016.

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