Durkee Oregon 97905
community Durkee was named for a family of early settlers. The first post office in the locality was called Express
Ranch, with C. W. Durkee first postmaster. It was established
April 21, 1865, but was later moved to Weatherby. See Express
Ranch for the history of this office. The existing post
office, Durkee, was established February 26, 1902, probably
by change of name from another office called Express.
is an historic site for the Oregon Trail and early placer
was first known as Express Ranch, a Wells Fargo stage station,
town was renamed Durkee when the railroad bought its right-of-way
from the Durkee Family in 1883.