Whiteson, Oregon

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Unincorporated community
Whiteson Road and field in Whiteson
Whiteson Road and field in Whiteson
Whiteson is located in Oregon
Whiteson is located in the US
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 45°9′6″N 123°11′44″W / 45.15167°N 123.19556°W / 45.15167; -123.19556Coordinates: 45°9′6″N 123°11′44″W / 45.15167°N 123.19556°W / 45.15167; -123.19556
Country United States
State Oregon
County Yamhill
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Whiteson is an unincorporated community in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Oregon Geographic Names states that Whiteson is named for either for Henry White, who laid out the town site and gave the railroad right-of-way, or for William White. It is possible they are members of the same family. Whiteson post office was established in 1890.


Whiteson is located 3 miles south of McMinnville, on Oregon Route 99W, near Whiteson Dip Bridge.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Whiteson has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[1]


Whiteson School District 78 was established in 1892, and the first one-room schoolhouse was finished in the March 1893. In 1903 the decision was made to create an addition to the Whiteson school, making it a two-room school. 1936 was the last year school was taught here, before the district finally consolidated with Amity School District 4, in 1942.[2]


  1. ^ Climate Summary for Whiteson, Oregon
  2. ^ Schools of Old Yamhill. Lafayette, Oregon: Yamhill County Historical Society. 1982.