|Elevation||1,020 ft (310 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1126141|
|Coordinates and elevation from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)|
Olex is an unincorporated community in Gilliam County, Oregon, United States, at an elevation of 1,020 feet (310 m). It is along Oregon State Route 19 about halfway between Condon and Arlington, at the bottom of the Rock Creek Grade.
Olex was named for Alex Smith, a local resident; the name was misspelled in transmission. The Olex post office operated from 1874 to 1976. Olex is the birthplace of Oregon politician Earl Snell, who served as Governor of Oregon from 1943 until 1947.
- "Olex". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) . Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 721. ISBN 978-0875952772.
- "Governor Earl W. Snell's Administration: Biographical Note". Oregon State Archives. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- Photo of the Olex Elementary School by PGHolbrook
- Highlights of the Oregon State Archives: Earl Snell
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