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Hampton, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Hampton looking north across US 20
Hampton looking north across US 20
Nickname(s): Hampton Station
Country United States
State Oregon
County Deschutes
Elevation 4,419 ft (1,346.9 m)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97712
Area code(s) 541

Hampton is an unincorporated community in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. It lies about 60 miles (97 km) southeast of Bend, on U.S. Route 20, on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert.

History

Hampton was named for the Hampton Buttes, which in turn were named for Joe Hampton, who moved to the area from Eugene in the 1870s. Hampton post office was established in 1911 and closed in 1953, after one intermission. In 1940 Hampton had a population of 41. As of 2003, Hampton, also known as Hampton Station, had a gas station and a restaurant.

Transportation

In the 21st century, Hampton is a stop on the Eastern POINT intercity bus line between Bend and Ontario. It makes one stop per day in each direction.


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