Cooston, Oregon

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Cooston is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located on the east shore of Coos Bay across from North Bend, about eight miles from the city of Coos Bay.[2]

The origin of the name Cooston is the same of that of Coos County, after the Coos people.[3] Cooston post office was established in 1908 and closed in 1939.[3] The post office was named by town founder William E. Homme, who was also the first postmaster.[3] Homme's father was the founder of Wittenberg, Wisconsin.[4] The post office was in Homme's store.[4] Before moving to Cooston, Homme published the Glendale News in Glendale.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cooston". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 51. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 229. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  4. ^ a b c Gaston, Joseph; George H. Himes (1912). The Centennial History of Oregon, 1811-1912. Vol. 2. S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. pp. 603–605. 

Coordinates: 43°23′41″N 124°11′07″W / 43.394835°N 124.185389°W / 43.394835; -124.185389