|Elevation||246 ft (75 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1125943|
Remote was named by local pioneers for its distance from other settlements. Its post office was established in 1887. A new post office, besides a store, gas station, and unofficial town hall building, was built in 1924 by L. D. Jennings.
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.
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.
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- McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) . Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 804. ISBN 978-0875952772.
- "Sandy Creek (Remote) Covered Bridge". Oregon.com. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
- "Why are so many jobs listed in a tiny Oregon town called Remote?". The Oregonian. March 4, 2021. Retrieved March 19, 2021.