Provolt, Oregon

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Provolt, Oregon
Provolt is located in Oregon
Provolt
Provolt
Provolt is located in the United States
Provolt
Provolt
Coordinates: 42°17′14″N 123°13′49″W / 42.28722°N 123.23028°W / 42.28722; -123.23028Coordinates: 42°17′14″N 123°13′49″W / 42.28722°N 123.23028°W / 42.28722; -123.23028
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyJackson
Elevation
1,181 ft (360 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)458 and 541
GNIS feature ID1125682[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Provolt is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is about 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Grants Pass on Oregon Route 238, near the Applegate River on the county line between Jackson and Josephine counties.[2][3]

Provolt post office was named for a pioneer family of the area.[4] The Provolt Store was started about 1875 by Samuel Provolt.[5] The post office was established in 1895 in what was then Josephine County; Mary E. Provolt was the first postmaster.[4] The office was discontinued in 1955.[4]

According to author Ralph Friedman, Provolt's entire business district consists of the historic country store.[6] Provolt, however, also has a grange hall one block south of the store.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Provolt". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1980-11-20. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 67. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
  3. ^ Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Oregon (1940). Oregon: End of the Trail. American Guide Series. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort. p. 327. OCLC 4874569.
  4. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 787. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  5. ^ "Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" - Provolt Store - Provolt, Oregon". Retrieved 2010-12-23.
  6. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 243. ISBN 0-87004-332-3.
  7. ^ DeRosia, Susan (February 13, 2003). "Love Is in the Air". Ashland Daily Tidings. Retrieved 2010-12-23.

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