Climax Post Office

PO Description: 

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Climax was located on Antelope Creek around 10 miles east of Phoenix and 10 miles due south of Lake Creek. According to Bertha Charley, the last postmistress, the post office was named by John Wyland who saw its establishment as the climax of his petition drives. The post office moved from home to home about six times, starting in the home of the first postmistress, Mary E. Worlow. Delivery was three times a week from Wellen, a way station of Eagle Point. But, for a while in the early 1900s delivery from Wellen was discontinued and mail had to be carried by horseback to Ashland over Grizzley Peak and back to Eagle Point.

Where did they go? Following the mail trail of the DPOs of Jackson County, Oregon (SHS 979.5281 S93 2013)

 

Township: 

38n

Range: 

2e

Section: 

5

Quarter: 

NW

Postmasters: 

Worlow, Mary E.
Charley, Bertha

Nearest Creek: 

Antelope Creek

Nearest River: 

Rogue River