Peel, Oregon

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Peel is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located about six miles southeast of Glide near the Little River.[2]

Peel post office was established in 1888 and named for congressman Samuel W. Peel of Arkansas.[3] Peel is one of the few places in the American West named for a Confederate soldier.[4] In 1915 Peel had a public school and a daily stagecoach to Roseburg.[4] The post office closed in 1921.[3][4][5] The 1943 Cavitt Creek Bridge, a covered bridge, is about a mile south of the community.[4]


  1. ^ "Peel". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 54. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 749. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ a b c d Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 716. ISBN 0-87004-332-3. 
  5. ^ "ODFW biologists available during fall hunt opening weekends". Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. September 17, 2007. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 43°15′31″N 123°01′59″W / 43.258729°N 123.033116°W / 43.258729; -123.033116