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Orondo is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Washington, United States, located alongside the eastern part of the Columbia River. It is part of the WenatcheeEast Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The area is well known for fruit orchards, such as cherries, apples and pears. The name was derived after a mythical Great Lake Indian and was first settled in the 1880s by J.B. Smith.[1][2]

Orondo
Orondo, Washington
An apple orchard in the Orondo area.
An apple orchard in the Orondo area.
Coordinates: 47°37′33″N 120°13′31″W / 47.62583°N 120.22528°W / 47.62583; -120.22528
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyDouglas
Elevation
758 ft (231 m)
ZIP code
98843
Area code509

The Auvil Fruit Company is located in Orondo, which has introduce Granny Smiths, establishing M26 root stock, and fostering quality production of Fuji Apples in Washington state by the helps of the founder, Grady Auvil.[3]

The town supports one 76 gas station/convenience store named the "Orondo Market Place",[4] a U.S. Post Office, an Elementary school, and a multitude of fruit stands along U.S. Highway 97. Desert Canyon Golf course is also located and features a restaurant and accommodations.

In 2018, the Subway restaurant that was located in the "Orondo Market Place" closed down

The population of the area, although not a CDP, is about 500.

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HistoryEdit

1887, the town site of Orondo was established by J.B Smith.

1888, Smith donated a plot of land to attract more settlers to Orondo

Agricultural IndustryEdit

BusinessesEdit

EnvironmentEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Orondo, Washington
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 55
(13)
62
(17)
76
(24)
82
(28)
97
(36)
102
(39)
107
(42)
103
(39)
100
(38)
87
(31)
70
(21)
60
(16)
107
(42)
Average high °F (°C) 35
(2)
42
(6)
54
(12)
63
(17)
71
(22)
78
(26)
86
(30)
87
(31)
78
(26)
63
(17)
45
(7)
34
(1)
61
(16)
Average low °F (°C) 22
(−6)
25
(−4)
31
(−1)
36
(2)
42
(6)
48
(9)
53
(12)
53
(12)
46
(8)
37
(3)
29
(−2)
21
(−6)
37
(3)
Record low °F (°C) −13
(−25)
−9
(−23)
14
(−10)
26
(−3)
30
(−1)
33
(1)
42
(6)
37
(3)
27
(−3)
11
(−12)
2
(−17)
−16
(−27)
−16
(−27)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.82
(46)
1.37
(35)
1.10
(28)
0.68
(17)
0.90
(23)
0.83
(21)
0.32
(8.1)
0.26
(6.6)
0.41
(10)
0.96
(24)
2.14
(54)
2.39
(61)
13.18
(333.7)
Source: [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.
  2. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 202.
  3. ^ "Auvil Fruit Company | Premium Fruit Grower". Auvil Fruit Company | Premium Fruit Grower. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  4. ^ "21318 Hwy 97, Orondo, WA 98843". LoopNet. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  5. ^ "weather.com". Retrieved November 15, 2011.

Coordinates: 47°37′33″N 120°13′31″W / 47.62583°N 120.22528°W / 47.62583; -120.22528