Rainbow, Oregon

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Rainbow
Road and settlements in Rainbow
Road and settlements in Rainbow
Rainbow is located in Oregon
Rainbow
Rainbow
Location within the state of Oregon
Rainbow is located in the United States
Rainbow
Rainbow
Rainbow (the United States)
Coordinates: 44°10′1″N 122°14′14″W / 44.16694°N 122.23722°W / 44.16694; -122.23722Coordinates: 44°10′1″N 122°14′14″W / 44.16694°N 122.23722°W / 44.16694; -122.23722
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyLane
Elevation
1,211 ft (369 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)

Rainbow is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States. It lies off Oregon Route 126, northeast of Eugene. Rainbow's elevation is 1,211 feet (369 m).[1] A post office was established on July 1, 1924, and closed August 31, 1937. The post office got its name from the rainbow trout that swim in the McKenzie River.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rainbow". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved August 3, 2011.
  2. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 796. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  3. ^ "Names of Lane County Communities Reveal Interesting Histories, Anecdotes". Eugene Register-Guard. 4 January 1942. p. 4. Retrieved 23 April 2015.