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Ella, Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Morrow
Elevation
810 ft (250 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1136257
Coordinates and elevation from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

Ella is an unincorporated community in Morrow County, Oregon, United States. Ella lies along Immigrant Lane and the Oregon Trail east of Cecil and south of Boardman.

Well Spring, mentioned in many immigrant journals, is 5 miles (8 km) east of Ella along the trail. About 4 miles (6 km) south of Ella is a landform known to immigrants as Well Spring Butte but later renamed Ella Butte.

Ella had a post office from April 24, 1882, through September 30, 1910. Established at the home of Frank Oviatt, it was named for his daughter Ella, who was told it would be named for her if she stopped crying during a post office planning session. Oviatt became the first postmaster.

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