Strawberry Mountain (Oregon)

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Strawberry Mountain
Strawberry Mountain Peak.jpg
Strawberry Mountain Peak
Highest point
Elevation 9,042 ft (2,756 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 4,080 ft (1,244 m) [2]
Listing Oregon county high points
Coordinates 44°18′44″N 118°43′00″W / 44.31228785°N 118.716589725°W / 44.31228785; -118.716589725Coordinates: 44°18′44″N 118°43′00″W / 44.31228785°N 118.716589725°W / 44.31228785; -118.716589725[1]
Geography
Location Grant County, Oregon, United States
Parent range Strawberry Mountains
Topo map USGS Strawberry Mountain

Strawberry Mountain is the highest peak in the Strawberry Mountains of eastern Oregon in the United States. It is the 30th highest point in Oregon.[3] It is within the Malheur National Forest and is the most prominent feature of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.

History[edit]

The mountain, and nearby Strawberry Creek, were named by homesteader, Nathan Wills Fisk, "because there were wild strawberries in abundance there..." It was originally named "Strawberry Butte", but common usage changed it to Strawberry Mountain, which now appears on official maps.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Strawberry". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Strawberry Mountain, Oregon". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Oregon Top 100 Peaks". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  4. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 978-0-87595-277-2. 
  5. ^ "Strawberry Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 

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