Rice, Oregon

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Rice, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Rice, Oregon is located in Oregon
Rice, Oregon
Rice, Oregon
Rice, Oregon is located in the US
Rice, Oregon
Rice, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°30′19″N 121°02′39″W / 45.50528°N 121.04417°W / 45.50528; -121.04417Coordinates: 45°30′19″N 121°02′39″W / 45.50528°N 121.04417°W / 45.50528; -121.04417
Country United States
State Oregon
County Wasco
Elevation 1,010 ft (310 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[1]

Rice is an unincorporated community in Wasco County, in the U.S. state of Oregon.[1] It is about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Dufur, near Boyd and U.S. Route 197.[2]

Rice was named for Horace Rice, who settled on upper Fifteenmile Creek in the 1860s and who planted the first crop of wheat in upland Wasco County. When the Great Southern Railroad established a line into the area in 1905, Rice's name was given to the station.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Rice". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 31, 72. ISBN 978-0-89933-347-2. 
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-8759527-7-1.