Remote, Oregon

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Remote, Oregon
Remote is located in Oregon
Remote
Remote
Location within the state of Oregon
Remote is located in the US
Remote
Remote
Remote (the US)
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
StateOregon
CountyCoos
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.
Remote, Coos County, Oregon off of present day Highway 42. Photograph of the Post Office, Store, and gas station.

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. 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.[3] The town now consists of a combined store with gas pump and post office, and a couple of houses.

In 1982, a New York Times article says that the post office, store, gas station, and unofficial town hall building was built in 1924 by L. D. Jennings.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/1982/10/07/garden/remote-ore-name-of-town-says-it-all.html

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]

Remote, OR, is often listed by default for remote job postings on sites like Indeed and Glassdoor.

References[edit]

  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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