Remote, Oregon

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Remote, Oregon
Remote is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Remote is located in the United States
Remote (the United States)
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
CountryUnited States
Elevation246 ft (75 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID1125943
Remote, Coos County, Oregon off of present-day Highway 42. Photograph of the Post Office, Store, and gas station.
The post office, store, and gas station in Remote, Oregon.

Remote is an unincorporated hamlet 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.[citation needed] A new post office, besides a store, gas station, and unofficial town hall building, was built in 1924 by L. D. Jennings.[3]

Oregon Route 42 used to run through the center of the community, but realignment of the highway has left Remote several hundred yards away, along a side road, around a bend and down below the highway, largely shielded by trees from highway view.[4]

The town now[when?] consists of a combined store with gas pump and post office (closed in 1998), and a couple of houses. The Sandy Creek Covered Bridge is nearby.[5]

Like Oregon communities Nimrod and Boring, Remote is often cited on lists of odd place names.

The city has mistakenly become a placeholder on job boards to represent if a position is a remote-work position. Since 2020, the number of job postings with Remote, OR as a placeholder had substantially increased due to an increase in hiring for remote-work positions during the COVID-19 pandemic.[6]


  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. ^ "Remote, Ore: Name of Town Says It All". New York Times. October 7, 1982.
  4. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 804. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  5. ^ "Sandy Creek (Remote) Covered Bridge". Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  6. ^ "Why are so many jobs listed in a tiny Oregon town called Remote?". The Oregonian. March 4, 2021. Retrieved March 19, 2021.

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