Beulah, Oregon – Bureau of Indian Affairs Ghost Town (Agency)

Name: Beulah, Oregon

Class: C8

GPS: 43.906619, -118.151130

Directions: Head East from Burns Oregon on Highway 20 for 49 miles. Take a left on to Chimney Creek Road. Road becomes Juntura Cutoff Road, then take a right on to Altnow-Beulah Road, take the next right and stay on Altnow-Beulah Road. At the next intersection, take a left on to Agency Mountain Road. Take a right onto Beulah Road. The old townsite was .3 miles south of Beulah Reservoir.


The site of Beulah, Oregon, was originally the local headquarters of the Paiute Indian reservation. The Agency headquarters linked with nearby Fort Harney via a well worn Indian road and the area was simply known as “Agency.” [zotpressInText item=”PFS557VE” format=”%num%”]

On December 16, 1884 a Post Office was built here. The post office was named for Beulah Arnold, daughter of first Post Master, Thomas L. Arnold. The post office had a long run for it’s remote location, lasting until July 31, 1947 when it was closed to Juntura. [zotpressInText item=”USXUUJFK” format=”%num%”]

Both Agency and Beulah lend their names to many features in the area such as Agency Mountain, and Beulah Reservoir.

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