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Rome, Oregon

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Country  United States
County  Malheur
Time zone  Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
Local time  Wednesday 2:31 AM
State  Oregon
Elevation  3,386 ft (1,032 m)
Area code(s)  541
Number of airports  1

Weather  6°C, Wind E at 13 km/h, 67% Humidity

Rome is an unincorporated community in Malheur County, Oregon, United States. It is part of the Ontario, OR–ID Micropolitan Statistical Area. In the sparsely populated high desert of southeastern Oregon, Rome is immediately west of the Owyhee River on U.S. Route 95, approximately 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Burns Junction. Jordan Creek enters the river slightly downstream of Rome. The elevation of Rome is 3,390 feet (1,033 m) above sea level.

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Map of Rome, OR 97910, USA

Name

According to Oregon Geographic Names, Rome was named by William F. Stine for the nearby geologic formations that suggested the ruined temples of Rome, Italy. The 100-foot (30 m)-high Rome Cliffs, or "Pillars of Rome" are formations of fossil-bearing clay, measuring about 5 miles (8 km) long and 2 miles (3 km) wide.

Post offices

Rome's post office was established in 1909. Leonard R. Duncan was the first postmaster.

In the mid-19th century, there was another Oregon community named Rome. It was in Marion County, near Woodburn, and had a post office in 1851–52.

Transportation

Rome State Airport is near Rome. In addition to U.S. Route 95, several high-desert roads converge at or near Rome. These include the Old Idaho–Oregon–Nevada Highway, Rome Road, Skull Creek Road, and Indian Fort Creek Road.

Climate

Rome has a steppe climate (BSk) according to the Köppen climate classification system.

References

Rome, Oregon Wikipedia


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