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Do you know of Wilark ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Wilark. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Wilark.

We found mention of Wilark as a post office (see Mentions and References below), but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Columbia County, Oregon.

It's common that the post office is named the same as the community in which it's located (although that's not always case). In this case, we can't match this post office to any of the existing communities in our gazetteer.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1924 and closed  in 1945.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wilark ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Wilark:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

The FIPS database contains an entry for Wilark.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 41/81900   (Place Name: Wilark)

County: Columbia     (FIPS State/County: 41/009)

Class: U8

Identifies a populated place (in this case, Wilark) located wholly or substantially outside the boundaries of an incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) but whose name has not been verified as authoritative by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

More Orphans in  Columbia County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Columbia County.

AllstonMilton
Apple Valley 
AvonNeer
  
CaricoPebble
  
East VernoniaQuinn
  
GilltownRiverview
  
HoultonShiloh Basin
Hunters 
 Tide Creek
MarshfieldTryon

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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