Wingville, Oregon

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Wingville, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Wingville, Oregon is located in Oregon
Wingville, Oregon
Wingville, Oregon
Wingville, Oregon is located in the US
Wingville, Oregon
Wingville, Oregon
Coordinates: 44°50′23″N 117°55′18″W / 44.83972°N 117.92167°W / 44.83972; -117.92167Coordinates: 44°50′23″N 117°55′18″W / 44.83972°N 117.92167°W / 44.83972; -117.92167
Country United States
State Oregon
County Baker
Elevation 3,402 ft (1,037 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1129233[1]

Wingville is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States.[1] Wingville lies at the intersection of Wingville Lane and Old Wingville Road northwest of Baker City and northeast of Pocahontas.[2]

The community's name stemmed from a derisive term for former soldiers of the Confederate States Army who had served during the American Civil War under Sterling Price, a major general, and who later emigrated to Oregon. Sometimes collectively referred to as a wing of Price's army, a group of them settled in Baker County after the war.[3]

Wingville had a post office from June 23, 1871, through July 1879. John R. McLain was the first postmaster.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wingville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wingville". ACME Labs. Retrieved November 10, 2016 – via ACME mapper. 
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 1051. ISBN 978-0875952772.