Jewell, Oregon facts for kids
The Jewell Hotel & Store, which burned at an unknown date. A pool hall can be seen in the distance on the left.
|Named for||Marshall Jewell|
|• Total||299.8 sq mi (776.5 km2)|
|Elevation||680 ft (210 m)|
|• Density||3.3155/sq mi (1.2801/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|Area code(s)||503 and 971|
Jewell was named after Marshall Jewell, United States Postmaster General from 1874-1876. A post office was established in Jewell in 1874 and closed in 1967.
Jewell is situated near the Clatsop State Forest. Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area is a wildlife preserve near Jewell run by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. It is known for its Roosevelt elk.
The world's largest Bigleaf Maple, as determined by the National Register of Big Trees, with a height of 101 feet and a spread of 90 feet, is located near Jewell.
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