Page Contents for Long Creek, Oregon
Statistics & Facts
History & History-related items
Statistics & Facts
The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Long Creek is approximately 249 (1990), 197 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 129 (1990), 84 (2010).
The amount of land area in Long Creek is 2.522 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Long Creek to Washington DC is 2344 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 208 miles. (as the crow flies)
Long Creek is positioned 44.71 degrees north of the equator and 119.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.
History & History Related Items
Long Creek received its name when its post office was established in 1883. The first postmaster, J.M. Shields, gave Long Creek its name because it was thought at that time that it was the longest creek in the country.
Due to the Indian wars of 1878, a fort was built east of Long Creek. The entire population of 100 men, women and children gathered there eight days after its construction to defend themselves should the indians attack. When the Indians passed the fort on their way to Umatilla County, they went on by, thinking they were outnumbered.
On June 3, 1894, a cyclone - the first and last ever reported in this section of the country, struck squarely in the center of town, killing one family and leaving a path of destruction over Long Creek Mountain.
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