|Elevation||2,844 ft (867 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1161472|
|Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System|
Persist was so named because the town "persisted" for over a decade until the request of local residents for a post office was granted. William W. Willitts, who with his wife had persisted in seeking the post office, was the first postmaster. Before this, the Willitts and others in Persist got their mail by going to Trail along a 22-mile (35 km) trail or to Prospect along a 10-mile (16 km) trail. The post office opened in 1902, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1935.
- "Persist (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 20, 1980. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
- Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 61. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
- Scriba, Jay (October 15, 1970). "From Sleepy Eye to Chicken Bristle, USA". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) . Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 756. ISBN 978-0-87595-277-2.
- "Jackson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
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