Dellwood, Oregon

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Dellwood is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located about 12 miles east of Coos Bay, east of Oregon Route 241 on the South Fork Coos River.[2]

Dellwood was originally named Idlewood, but when a post office was established there in 1940, postal officials did not approve the name because of its similarity to Idleyld in Douglas County.[3] Dellwood was chosen from among several suggestions for its similarity to the old name.[3] The post office closed in 1954.[3]

Dellwood is the site of a Weyerhaeuser log yard and was once a log dump for sending rafts of logs downriver to Coos Bay for export.[4][5] Access to the South Fork Coos River above Dellwood for recreational use, including hunting and fishing, is regulated by Weyerhaeuser.[6] The Weyerhaeuser sawmill at Dellwood was closed in 1991.[7]


  1. ^ "Dellwood". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 52. 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. 277. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  4. ^ "Silt clogs channel, limits flow of logs". The Register-Guard. May 16, 1986. 
  5. ^ "Fading Picture". The Register-Guard. February 17, 1991. 
  6. ^ "Weyerhaeuser Recreational Access Guidelines". Weyerhaeuser. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 
  7. ^ "Mill Closures". Pulp and Paperworkers Resource Council. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 

Coordinates: 43°22′08″N 124°00′50″W / 43.369002°N 124.013992°W / 43.369002; -124.013992