Dora, Oregon

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Dora, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Dora is located in Oregon
Dora is located in the US
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°09′21″N 123°57′22″W / 43.15583°N 123.95611°W / 43.15583; -123.95611Coordinates: 43°09′21″N 123°57′22″W / 43.15583°N 123.95611°W / 43.15583; -123.95611
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Elevation[1] 148 ft (45 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Dora is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is about 19 miles (31 km) east of Coquille near the East Fork Coquille River on the former route of the Coos Bay Wagon Road.[2] It is in the Southern Oregon Coast Range.[2]

Dora post office was established in 1874. The first postmaster was John H. Roach, and, according to Oregon Geographic Names the location may have been named for his daughter, Dora. The office ceased operations in 1939.[3]

At one time Dora had a United Brethren academy, a Grange hall, and a public school.[4] As of 1990 the only commercial or public building remaining was a store.[4]

Dora shares a rural fire protection district with nearby Sitkum.


  1. ^ a b "Dora". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 298. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ a b Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. pp. 225–226. ISBN 0-87004-332-3. 

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