Foss is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. It is located about four miles east of Mohler, near the Nehalem River. Foss is the site of an important river flood gauge.
Foss was named for Herbert Foss, who owned timber in the area. Foss post office ran from 1928 to 1943, and Foss station on the Southern Pacific Railroad (now the Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad) was established shortly after the post office. Camp Nehalem (aka Camp Foss), a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp northeast of Foss, had a Foss mailing address.
- ^ "Foss". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
- ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 20. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
- ^ "Nehalem River Near Foss". National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
- ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 375. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956.
- ^ "Camp Nehalem". Oregon Inventory of Historic Properties Historic Resource Survey Form. Oregon State Historic Preservation Office. February 1992. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
- ^ "Image of a letter postmarked Foss, Oregon". La Posta Publications. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
Coordinates: 45°41′46″N 123°47′51″W / 45.69622°N 123.797629°W