Mikkalo, Oregon

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Mikkalo is an unincorporated community in Gilliam County, Oregon, United States, at an elevation of 1,470 feet (450 m).[1] Mikkalo is about 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Clem. Although unincorporated, Mikkalo has a ZIP code of 97861.[2] In 1905, the place was named for settler John Mikkalo, and a post office opened at Mikkalo in 1907.[3] It was along the Condon Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad.[4] The Mikkalo Farmers Elevator had a fire on March 28, 1921.[5]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mikkalo has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]


  1. ^ "Mikkalo". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 641. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ "Union Pacific: Condon Branch". TrainWeb.org. Retrieved January 30, 2015.  Includes photos of Mikkalo.
  5. ^ Moore, Will (1923). Sixth Annual Report of the Department of State Fire Marshal for the Year Ending March 31, 1923. Salem, Oregon: State Printing Department. p. 28. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Mikkalo, Oregon

Coordinates: 45°28′15″N 120°14′05″W / 45.4709629°N 120.2347618°W / 45.4709629; -120.2347618