Remote, Oregon

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Remote, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Remote is located in Oregon
Remote is located in the US
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°00′21″N 123°53′33″W / 43.00583°N 123.89250°W / 43.00583; -123.89250Coordinates: 43°00′21″N 123°53′33″W / 43.00583°N 123.89250°W / 43.00583; -123.89250
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Elevation[1] 246 ft (75 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 1125943

Remote is an unincorporated community in Coos County in the U.S. state of Oregon. It lies near the confluence of Sandy Creek with the Middle Fork Coquille River.

Remote was named by local pioneers for its distance from other settlements.[2] Its post office was established in 1887. Oregon Route 42 used to run through the center of the community, but realignment of the highway has left Remote several hundred yards away.[3]

Like Oregon communities Nimrod and Boring, Remote is often cited on lists of odd place names. William Least Heat-Moon mentions the community in Blue Highways: A Journey Into America.[4]


  1. ^ "Remote". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 111. 
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 804. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ Least Heat-Moon, William (1982). Blue Highways: A Journey Into America. New York: Ballantine. p. 4. ISBN 0-449-20432-4. 

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