|Elevation||2,930 ft (890 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|Area code(s)||458 and 541|
Jimtown was originally named Langrell, after early resident Richard T. Langrell, a sawmill owner who opened a store in the community in 1904. In 1910 Langrell sold the store to James H. Chandler, who ran it until 1916. He is the "Jim" for whom the town was renamed. Jimtown became the official name in a 1987 United States Board on Geographic Names decision.
- "Jimtown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
- Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) . Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 511-512, 560. ISBN 978-0875952772.
- Historic images of Jimtown from Baker County Library
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