Ritter is an unincorporated community in Grant County, Oregon, United States, ten miles down the Middle Fork John Day River from U.S. Route 395, between Dale and Long Creek. At one time the locale was also known as Ritter Hot Springs.
When a post office was established in this locale, it was named for the Rev. Joseph Ritter, a pioneer Baptist minister of the John Day Valley, on whose ranch it was situated. The post office was originally near the mineral hot springs there, formerly known as McDuffee Hot Springs but now known as Ritter Hot Springs. In 1988, the post office had moved to the old schoolhouse across the river. As of 2009, Ritter no longer had its own post office; Ritter's mail is addressed to Long Creek.
- Richard, Terry (August 12, 2009). "Rural, rustic Ritter Hot Springs won't disappoint". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2009-10-07.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ritter
- McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) . Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
- United States Postal Service ZIP Code Lookup
- Ritter Hot Springs, current hot springs resort business in Ritter
- "The Ritter Hot Springs", reprint of November 23, 1972 Blue Mountain Eagle article by Jo Southworth
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