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Gibbon, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Oregon
County Umatilla
Elevation 1,759 ft (536 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1142712
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System

Gibbon is an unincorporated community in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. It is about 20 miles (32 km) east of Pendleton on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, near the Umatilla River.

Gibbon is a station on the Union Pacific railroad that was named for Major General John Gibbon, who was in command of the Department of the Columbia based in Vancouver, Washington, in 1885–86. At the time the railroad was being constructed, there was a station at or near Gibbon named Mikecha, made up from the names of three civil engineers named Mink, Kennedy, and Chalk. At the beginning of the 20th century, the name of the station was changed to Bingham Springs, because it served the Bingham Springs resort, which is 8 miles (13 km) east up the Umatilla River. The name of the post office, however, remained Gibbon. Gibbon post office ran from 1892 through 1966. At some point the name of the railroad station was changed back to Gibbon. Today Gibbon has an Adams mailing address.

As of 1940, Gibbon had a school that served both Native American and European American children.

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Gibbon has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.


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