Gaylord, Oregon

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Gaylord, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Gaylord is located in Oregon
Gaylord is located in the US
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 42°57′19″N 124°06′24″W / 42.95528°N 124.10667°W / 42.95528; -124.10667Coordinates: 42°57′19″N 124°06′24″W / 42.95528°N 124.10667°W / 42.95528; -124.10667
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Elevation[1] 85 ft (26 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 1142595

Gaylord is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is about 12 miles (19 km) south of Myrtle Point on Oregon Route 542, near the South Fork Coquille River.[2]

A station named Gaylord Siding was established on the Coos Bay Line of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1916.[3][4] A post office named Gaylord was established nearby in 1927; it closed in 1958.[3] The source of the name is unknown.[3]

Author Ralph Friedman says of Gaylord that it is "Nothing but a name".[5]


  1. ^ a b "Gaylord". 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. 396. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Oregon (1940). Oregon: End of the Trail. American Guide Series. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort. p. 357. OCLC 4874569. 
  5. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 229. ISBN 0-87004-332-3.