Myrick, Oregon

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Myrick, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Myrick, Oregon is located in Oregon
Myrick, Oregon
Myrick, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 45°48′15″N 118°42′52″W / 45.80417°N 118.71444°W / 45.80417; -118.71444Coordinates: 45°48′15″N 118°42′52″W / 45.80417°N 118.71444°W / 45.80417; -118.71444
Country United States
State Oregon
County Umatilla
Elevation 1,719 ft (524 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1637853[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System

Myrick is an unincorporated historic community in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is between Pendleton and Helix, just south of Oregon Route 334.[2]

Myrick is a station on the Burlington Northern Railroad that was originally named "Warren".[3] Because of the confusion with Warren in Columbia County, the name was changed to honor Samuel Jackson Myrick, who came to Oregon from Missouri in 1884 and settled in the area.[3] Myrick post office ran from 1902 to 1908.[3] John Myrick was the first postmaster.[3]

The Myrick family became successful wheat farmers in the area.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Myrick (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 74k. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 687. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ Gaston, Joseph; George H. Himes (1912). The Centennial History of Oregon, 1811-1912. Vol. 2. S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. pp. 389–390.