Dellwood, Oregon

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Dellwood, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Dellwood is located in Oregon
Dellwood is located in the US
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°22′08″N 124°00′50″W / 43.36889°N 124.01389°W / 43.36889; -124.01389Coordinates: 43°22′08″N 124°00′50″W / 43.36889°N 124.01389°W / 43.36889; -124.01389
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Elevation[1] 39 ft (12 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 1119852

Dellwood is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is about 12 miles (19 km) 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. ^ a b "Dellwood". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  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) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 277. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ "Silt Clogs Channel, Limits Flow of Logs". The Register-Guard. May 16, 1986 – via Google News. 
  5. ^ "Fading Picture". The Register-Guard. February 17, 1991 – via Google News. 
  6. ^ "Weyerhaeuser Recreational Access Guidelines". Weyerhaeuser. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Mill Closures". Pulp and Paperworkers Resource Council. Retrieved June 4, 2011.