Ordnance, Oregon

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Ghost town
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Ordnance is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 45°47′48″N 119°25′01″W / 45.79667°N 119.41694°W / 45.79667; -119.41694Coordinates: 45°47′48″N 119°25′01″W / 45.79667°N 119.41694°W / 45.79667; -119.41694
Country United States
State Oregon
County Umatilla
Elevation 587 ft (179 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97882
Area code(s) 541
GNIS feature ID 1136600

Ordnance is a ghost town in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States, southwest of Hermiston on Interstate 84/U.S. Route 30, near the intersection with Interstate 82. In 1941, the United States Department of War commissioned the establishment of Umatilla Ordnance Depot in northern Umatilla County;[1] it was later renamed Umatilla Army Depot and then Umatilla Chemical Depot. The town was named after the depot, and Ordnance post office was established in 1943. By the 1960s, Ordnance was no longer a community.[2]

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  1. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 725. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  2. ^ Fuzi, Donna (April 8, 1999). "Oral history". Center for Columbia River History. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 

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