Hamlet is an unincorporated community in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. It is located approximately six miles southeast of Necanicum, in the Northern Oregon Coast Range near the confluence of the North Fork Nehalem River and the Little North Fork Nehalem River. It is surrounded by units of the Clatsop State Forest.
The town was founded by Finns and according to author Ralph Friedman, the place never had a store, church, post office, or village center. Oregon Geographic Names however, says that Hamlet post office was established circa 1905, and was named because it was a small community, or hamlet. The post office closed in 1953, with mail going to Seaside. Hamlet did have a school, which as of 1990, had become a community center. There is also a cemetery. A later Friedman book gives the history of the post office and the Finnish founders of the town.
- "Hamlet". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2011-01-10.
- Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 20. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
- Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. pp. 26, 145. ISBN 0-87004-332-3.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) . Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 439–440. ISBN 978-0875952772.
- Friedman, Ralph (1993) . Oregon for the Curious (3rd ed.). Portland, Oregon: Pars Publishing Company. p. 189. ISBN 0-87004-222-X.
- Friedman, Ralph (1978). "The Small Drama of Hamlet". Tracking Down Oregon. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. pp. 35–42. ISBN 0-87004-257-2.
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