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Wimer, Oregon
Wimer Bridge over Evans Creek
Wimer, Oregon is located in Oregon
Wimer, Oregon
Wimer, Oregon
Location in Oregon
Wimer, Oregon is located in the United States
Wimer, Oregon
Wimer, Oregon
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Area
 • Total 4.96 sq mi (12.84 km2)
 • Land 4.96 sq mi (12.84 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,125 ft (343 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 678
 • Density 137/sq mi (52.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
FIPS code 41-82850
GNIS feature ID 1129208
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System

Wimer is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 678. Wimer lies along Evans Creek north of the city of Rogue River.

The community was named for a relative of William Wimer, who edited a newspaper in Grants Pass in 1886–87. Grants Pass is about 17 miles (27 km) southwest of Wimer. William Wimer was also said to have helped establish a post office in Wimer, which remained open until 1909. Simon E. Simpkins was the first postmaster.

Wimer Bridge is a covered bridge that crosses Evans Creek in Wimer. It replaced a 1927 version of the bridge that collapsed into the creek in 2003. In 2008, with the help of federal funds and local labor, the bridge was replaced with a look-alike using stronger materials. The one-way bridge, still 17 feet (5.2 m) wide, as was the original, has a load limit of 10 tons. This version of the bridge opened to traffic in February 2008.

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