Willowcreek, Oregon

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Willowcreek is an unincorporated community in Malheur County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is about 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Vale on U.S. Route 26.[2] The community has a store and café.[3]

Willowcreek post office was established in 1937 and was discontinued by 1980.[4] Today Willowcreek has a Vale mailing address.[5] The post office took its name from Willow Creek, a prominent stream of the county that is a tributary of the Malheur River.[4] The Union Pacific (UP) station here was named Lancaster (or Lancaster Station) after Lancaster, Pennsylvania.[1][4] The station was on UP's Brogan Line, which was removed by UP.[4] It was named by Brogan namesake D. M. Brogan, who was born in the Pennsylvania city.[4]

Willowcreek Elementary School is part of the Vale School District.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Willowcreek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 79. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ "Chamber Business Directory". Vale Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  4. ^ a b c d e McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 558, 1045. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  5. ^ a b "Willowcreek Elementary School". Vale School District. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 

Coordinates: 44°06′53″N 117°21′52″W / 44.114605°N 117.364349°W / 44.114605; -117.364349