Jimtown, Oregon

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Jimtown, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Jimtown, Oregon is located in Oregon
Jimtown, Oregon
Jimtown, Oregon
Jimtown, Oregon is located in the US
Jimtown, Oregon
Jimtown, Oregon
Coordinates: 44°54′18″N 117°08′42″W / 44.905°N 117.145°W / 44.905; -117.145Coordinates: 44°54′18″N 117°08′42″W / 44.905°N 117.145°W / 44.905; -117.145
Country United States
State Oregon
County Baker
Elevation 2,930 ft (890 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97834
Area code(s) 458 and 541

Jimtown is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is about two miles northwest of Halfway, on Oregon Route 413.[2]

Jimtown was originally named Langrell, after early resident Richard T. Langrell, a sawmill owner who opened a store in the community in 1904.[3] In 1910 Langrell sold the store to James H. Chandler, who ran it until 1916.[3] He is the "Jim" for whom the town was renamed.[3] Jimtown became the official name in a 1987 United States Board on Geographic Names decision.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Jimtown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. 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. 511-512, 560. ISBN 978-0875952772. 

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