Post, Oregon

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Post, Oregon
Unincorporated community
General store in Post
General store in Post
Post is located in Oregon
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Post
Post is located in USA
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Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°09′44″N 120°29′24″W / 44.16222°N 120.49000°W / 44.16222; -120.49000Coordinates: 44°09′44″N 120°29′24″W / 44.16222°N 120.49000°W / 44.16222; -120.49000
Country United States
State Oregon
County Crook
Established 1889
Elevation 3,383 ft (1,031 m)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97752
Area code(s) 541
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[1]

Post is an unincorporated community in Crook County, Oregon, United States. It has a post office assigned the ZIP code of 97752.[2] Post lies along Oregon Route 380 southeast of Prineville at an elevation of 3,383 feet (1,031 m).[1] Post was named for Walter H. Post, the first postmaster of the Post post office, established in 1889.[3]

Post is the geographic center of Oregon.[4]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above about 66 °F (19 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Post has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. However, the average temperature in January is about 29 °F (−2 °C), and Post gets only about 13 inches (330 mm) of precipitation a year. Snowfall amounts to an average of about 42 inches (110 cm) annually.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

Author and school teacher Alice Day Pratt lived near Post on her homestead, Broadview, from 1912 through 1930.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Post, Oregon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Search Results for ZIP code 97752". CD Light. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 779. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ "Juniper Hills". The Nature Conservancy. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Post, Oregon". Weatherbase. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ Shirley 1998, pp. 88–100.

Works cited[edit]

  • Shirley, Gayle C. (1998). More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women. Helena, Montana: Falcon Publishing. ISBN 1-56044-668-4.