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The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Mitchell is approximately 163 (1990), 130 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 83 (1990), 61 (2010).
The amount of land area in Mitchell is 3.047 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mitchell to Washington DC is 2399 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 154 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mitchell is positioned 44.56 degrees north of the equator and 120.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in central Oregon. Mitchell has no close neighbors, but Prineville and Ashwood are the two nearest communities.
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"The first post office in Mitchell was authorized by the Post Office Department at the request of William Johnson in 1873, with Johnson as the first postmaster. That he was a man of more than average strength and physical stature is attested by' his nickname, "Brawdie." He was a blacksmith by trade, and must have resembled, somewhat, the chief character in Longfellow's well-known poem. Mr. Johnson requested that the office be named Mitchell in honor of then Senator from Oregon, John Mitchell."

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