Provolt, Oregon

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Provolt is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located about 15 miles 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]


  1. ^ "Provolt". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  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) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 787. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  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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Coordinates: 42°17′14″N 123°13′49″W / 42.287343°N 123.230331°W / 42.287343; -123.230331