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10 Fascinating And Awesome Facts About Powers, Oregon, United States

Powers is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 10 fascinating and awesome facts about Powers, Oregon, United States.

1. The population was 689 at the 2010 census.

2. Powers is 21 miles (34 km) south of Oregon Route 42 at Myrtle Point on Oregon Route 542 (Powers Highway) along the South Fork Coquille River.

3. Forest roads connect Powers to the Rogue River, 35 miles (56 km) further south.

4. The Glendale–Powers Bike Trail passes through Powers.

5. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), of which 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water

6. Powers has cool, very wet winters and warm, mostly dry summers.

7. The influence of the Pacific Ocean moderates the climate, especially in the summer when the temperature regularly drops into the upper forties to lower fifties at night. The coolest month, January, has an average maximum temperature of about 53 °F (12 °C) and an average minimum of about 35 °F (2 °C).

8. In 1914, according to Oregon Geographic Names, the city was named for Albert H. Powers, vice president and general manager of the Smith-Powers Logging Company. Powers post office was established in 1915.

9. The Wagner House, thought to be the oldest pioneer dwelling in the region, is in Powers adjacent to a railroad museum.

10. Along the main road is the United States Forest Service (USFS) Powers District office. Nearby is Powers County Park, which offers overnight camping and other amenities.

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