Union Creek, Oregon

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Union Creek, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Union Creek Lodge
Union Creek Lodge
Union Creek, Oregon is located in Oregon
Union Creek, Oregon
Union Creek, Oregon
Union Creek, Oregon is located in the US
Union Creek, Oregon
Union Creek, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 42°54′25″N 122°26′44″W / 42.90694°N 122.44556°W / 42.90694; -122.44556Coordinates: 42°54′25″N 122°26′44″W / 42.90694°N 122.44556°W / 42.90694; -122.44556
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Elevation 3,323 ft (1,013 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97536
Area code(s) 541
GNIS feature ID 1151648[1]

Union Creek is an unincorporated community in Jackson County in the U.S. state of Oregon.[1] It is located along Union Creek and Oregon Route 62 (Crater Lake Highway), about 15 miles (24 km) from Crater Lake National Park.[2] The community is home to the Union Creek Historic District, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980.[3]

The community is named after the creek, which in turn took its name from Union Peak in the national park. A Union Creek post office was established in 1924 and ceased operations in 1942, although it did not formally close until 1945. Helen C. Herriott was the first postmaster.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Union Creek, Oregon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (1991 ed.). DeLorme Mapping. § 29. ISBN 978-0-89933-347-2. 
  3. ^ "Site Information". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 982–83. ISBN 978-0875952772.