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Van, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Oregon
County Harney
Elevation 4,124 ft (1,257 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 541
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey

Van is an unincorporated community in Harney County, Oregon, United States. It is along Van–Drewsey Road about 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Burns, in the Wolf Creek Valley.

Van post office was established in 1891 and named for local settler Van Middlesworth. The office closed in 1953. As of 2008, the former United States Forest Service Van Guard Station was for sale.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Van has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.


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