Van is an unincorporated community in Harney County, Oregon, United States. It is along Van–  Drewsey Road about 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Burns, in the Wolf Creek Valley.
Van post office was established in 1891 and named for local settler Van Middlesworth.
The office closed in 1953.  As of 2008, the former  United States Forest Service Van Guard Station was for sale.
Climate [ edit ]
According to the
Köppen Climate Classification system, Van has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.
References [ edit ]
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"Van". . Geographic Names Information System United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980 . Retrieved . January 3, 2016
Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 78, 82. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
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McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) . (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Geographic Names Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 988. ISBN 978-0875952772.
USDA Forest Service, Malheur National Forest, Oregon. "For Sale" (PDF). General Services Administration . Retrieved . April 1, 2012
"Van, Oregon". Weatherbase. CantyMedia . Retrieved . January 3, 2016