Wagontire, Oregon

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Wagontire, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Wagontire, Oregon is located in Oregon
Wagontire, Oregon
Wagontire, Oregon
Wagontire, Oregon is located in the US
Wagontire, Oregon
Wagontire, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°14′59″N 119°52′33″W / 43.24972°N 119.87583°W / 43.24972; -119.87583Coordinates: 43°14′59″N 119°52′33″W / 43.24972°N 119.87583°W / 43.24972; -119.87583
Country United States
State Oregon
County Harney
Elevation 4,737 ft (1,444 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 541
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[1]

Wagontire is an unincorporated community in Harney County, Oregon, United States,[1] along U.S. Route 395.[2]

The community was named after nearby Wagontire Mountain.[3] From 1986 to at least 1997, Wagontire was home to just two people: William and Olgie Warner.[4] The Warners' property included a gas station, cafe, motel, general store, and recreational vehicle (RV) park.[5] Also theirs was Wagontire Airport, across the road from the buildings.[5] Planes flying into the airport taxied across the highway, and filled up at the gas station.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Wagontire". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ "United States Topographic Map". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 3, 2016 – via Acme Mapper. 
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 137. 
  4. ^ a b Monroe, Bill (December 14, 1997). "Under the Desert Sky: Solitude for Sale". The Oregonian. pp. A01. 
  5. ^ a b Weber, first (July 11, 1993). "Everyone Stops At Wagontire (Pop. 2)". The New York Times. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 

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