Nansene, Oregon

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Nansene, Oregon
Nansene, Oregon is located in Oregon
Nansene, Oregon
Nansene, Oregon
Nansene, Oregon is located in the United States
Nansene, Oregon
Nansene, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°24′15″N 121°03′24″W / 45.40417°N 121.05667°W / 45.40417; -121.05667Coordinates: 45°24′15″N 121°03′24″W / 45.40417°N 121.05667°W / 45.40417; -121.05667
CountryUnited States
2,044 ft (623 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)458 and 541
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[1]

Nansene is an unincorporated community in Wasco County, in the U.S. state of Oregon.[1] It lies along Long Hollow Market Road southeast of the small city of Dufur. Between Nansene and Dufur, the road crosses Dry Creek, a tributary of Fifteenmile Creek.[2]

The name Nansene probably derives from a Native American word describing Fifteenmile Creek.[3] A post office operated in Nansene from 1880 through 1894.[3]

In the late 19th century, children in the community attended Nansene School. A school report published in The Dalles Weekly Chronicle in 1898 mentions enrollment of 5 boys and 14 girls for a total of 19 students.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Nansene". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 31, 72. ISBN 978-0-89933-347-2.
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 689. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
  4. ^ "The Dalles Weekly Chronicle" (Reprint from May 25, 1898 issue). Historic Oregon Newspapers. University of Oregon Libraries. Retrieved December 10, 2014.