Modoc Point, Oregon

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Modoc Point is an unincorporated community in Klamath County, Oregon, United States on U.S. Route 97 on the shore of Upper Klamath Lake.[1]

The post office takes its name from Modoc Point, a prominent point on Upper Klamath Lake just south of the community.[2]

Modoc Point post office was established in 1916.[2] Earlier, in 1911, the Southern Pacific Railroad established a station named "Lelu" at this point, and the name was changed to Modoc Point in 1916 to match the post office.[2] Chief Lelu was one of the signatories of the Treaty with the Klamath, etc. on October 14, 1864.[2] "Lelu" was a corruption of the French le loup for "gray wolf".[2]


  1. ^ "Modoc Point". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d e McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 653. ISBN 978-0875952772. 

Coordinates: 42°26′41″N 121°52′06″W / 42.444861°N 121.868345°W / 42.444861; -121.868345