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Ash is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Oregon, United States, south of Loon Lake in the Southern Oregon Coast Range. The community is also referred to as Ash Valley.[1]

Ash had a post office established in 1894, named for the Ash trees in the area.[2] The first postmaster, Charles L. Parker, suggested "Ash" when the Post Office Department requested a short name.[2] The post office was closed in 1934.[2]

Ash Valley's economy is based primarily on logging and agriculture.[1] The closest town is Scottsburg, 21 miles northeast, but Ash Valley residents rely on Reedsport, 27 miles northwest on the Oregon Coast, to obtain goods and services.[1] In 1915, Ash had a cheese factory and a sawmill.[3]

Ash Valley school was closed in 1994; students attend the public schools in Reedsport.[1]


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Coordinates: 43°33′09″N 123°49′14″W / 43.5525°N 123.82056°W / 43.5525; -123.82056



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