Andrews

Name:

Andrews

County:

Harney

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

42°27′51″N 118°36′44″W / 42.46417°N 118.61222°W / 42.46417 -118.61222

Elevation:

4,157 ft (1,267 m)

Time Zone:

Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)

Comments:

Andrews is a ghost town in Harney County, Oregon, United States. It is located south of Steens Mountain and near the Alvord Desert.

Remains:

The community was named for Peter Andrews, who settled in the area about 1880. A post office was established on Andrews’ property in 1890. The post office was moved north a short distance in 1900 and called “Wildhorse” or “Wild Horse”. Locals referred to it as “Wild Hog”, however, so the postmaster changed the name to honor his friend Andrews.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

The population of Andrews slowly declined until only one house remained. When it burned down in 1996, the community became a ghost town.

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