In the Heart of the Cascade Range Mountains
Chemult is an unincorporated community in Klamath County, Oregon, United States, on U.S. Route 97 near the drainage divide between the Klamath and Columbia Rivers. Chemult has a population of about 300 people. Chemult’s elevation is 4,764 feet.
The locale was originally established in 1924 as a station on the Southern Pacific Cascade Line named “Knott” during construction. The station’s name was changed to Chemult when the line opened in 1926 and a post office was established the same year. The name Chemult comes from a Klamath chief who was one of the 26 who signed the Klamath Lake Treaty of October 14, 1864.
For additional Chemult History visit: https://chemulthistory.wordpress.com/. (courtesy of Bonnie Taylor Williams)
Alternately you can visit Chemult’s CAT website at www.Chemult.org. (Chemult’s website is currently being restructured and updated)
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