Remote, Oregon

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Remote is an unincorporated community located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the Coquille River.

Remote was named by local pioneers for its distance from other settlements. Its post office was established in 1887. Oregon Route 42 used to run through the center of the community, but realignment of the highway has left Remote several hundred yards away.[1]

Like Oregon communities Nimrod and Boring, Remote is often cited on lists of odd place names. William Least Heat-Moon mentions the community in Blue Highways: A Journey Into America.[2]


  1. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 804. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  2. ^ Least Heat-Moon, William (1982). Blue Highways: A Journey Into America. New York: Ballantine. p. 4. ISBN 0-449-20432-4. 

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Coordinates: 43°00′22″N 123°53′29″W / 43.00611°N 123.89139°W / 43.00611; -123.89139