Worden, Oregon

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Worden, Oregon
Worden is located in Oregon
Worden is located in the United States
Coordinates: 42°16′05″N 121°28′03″W / 42.26806°N 121.46750°W / 42.26806; -121.46750Coordinates: 42°16′05″N 121°28′03″W / 42.26806°N 121.46750°W / 42.26806; -121.46750
CountryUnited States
4,144 ft (1,263 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID1136925[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Worden is an unincorporated community in Klamath County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is about 14 miles (23 km) south of Klamath Falls and 3 miles (5 km) north of the Oregon–California border on U.S. Route 97.[2]

The townsite of Worden was purchased and laid out by William S. Worden, a member of a family of early Klamath County settlers.[3][4] William Worden was a right-of-way agent for the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) during the time SP predecessor Oregon Eastern Railway was building a railroad into Klamath Falls.[3] He was later elected Klamath County judge.[3] Worden station near Dallas in Polk County on the SP Falls City Line may have also been named for William Worden.[3] Worden post office was established in 1910.[3]

As of 1990, Worden had a 24-hour café and truck stop.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Worden". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 70. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
  3. ^ a b c d e McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 1058–59. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  4. ^ Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Oregon (1940). Oregon: End of the Trail. American Guide Series. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort. p. 400. OCLC 4874569.
  5. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 757. ISBN 0-87004-332-3.

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