Van, Oregon

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Van, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Van, Oregon is located in Oregon
Van, Oregon
Van, Oregon
Van, Oregon is located in the US
Van, Oregon
Van, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°59′24″N 118°41′18″W / 43.99000°N 118.68833°W / 43.99000; -118.68833Coordinates: 43°59′24″N 118°41′18″W / 43.99000°N 118.68833°W / 43.99000; -118.68833
Country United States
State Oregon
County Harney
Elevation 4,124 ft (1,257 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 541
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[1]

Van is an unincorporated community in Harney County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is along Van–Drewsey Road about 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Burns, in the Wolf Creek Valley.[2]

Van post office was established in 1891 and named for local settler Van Middlesworth.[3] The office closed in 1953.[3] As of 2008, the former United States Forest Service Van Guard Station was for sale.[4]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Van has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Van". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 78, 82. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 988. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ USDA Forest Service, Malheur National Forest, Oregon. "For Sale" (PDF). General Services Administration. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Van, Oregon". Weatherbase. CantyMedia. Retrieved January 3, 2016.