Foss, Oregon

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Unincorporated community
Camp Nehalem
Camp Nehalem
Foss is located in Oregon
Foss is located in the US
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 45°41′46″N 123°47′51″W / 45.69611°N 123.79750°W / 45.69611; -123.79750Coordinates: 45°41′46″N 123°47′51″W / 45.69611°N 123.79750°W / 45.69611; -123.79750
Country United States
State Oregon
County Tillamook
Elevation 49 ft (15 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 503 and 971
GNIS feature ID 1120902[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Foss is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is about 4 miles (6 km) east of Mohler and Oregon Route 53, near the Nehalem River.[2] Foss is the site of an important river flood gauge.[3]

Foss was named for Herbert Foss, who owned timber in the area.[4] 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.[4] Camp Nehalem (also known as Camp Foss), a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp northeast of Foss, had a Foss mailing address.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Foss". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 20. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ "Nehalem River Near Foss". National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 375. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  5. ^ "Camp Nehalem" (PDF). Oregon Inventory of Historic Properties Historic Resource Survey Form. Oregon State Historic Preservation Office. February 1992. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 

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