Twin Rocks, Oregon

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Twin Rocks
Unincorporated community
Offshore features for which the community is named
Offshore features for which the community is named
Twin Rocks is located in Oregon
Twin Rocks
Twin Rocks
Twin Rocks is located in the US
Twin Rocks
Twin Rocks
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 45°35′52″N 123°56′41″W / 45.59778°N 123.94472°W / 45.59778; -123.94472Coordinates: 45°35′52″N 123°56′41″W / 45.59778°N 123.94472°W / 45.59778; -123.94472
Country United States
State Oregon
County Tillamook
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97136
Area code(s) 503 and 971
GNIS feature ID 1136853[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Twin Rocks is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. Twin Rocks, founded as a summer resort community, was named for two offshore rocks, 100 feet (30 m) high, in the Pacific Ocean.[2] Twin Rocks post office was established in 1914, with William E. Dunsmoor as the first postmaster.[2] The post office closed in 1954.[2]

Twin Rocks is near two other unincorporated communities in Tillamook County, Barview and Watseco. The three communities are all along a 3-mile (5 km) stretch of U.S. Route 101 between the cities of Rockaway Beach and Garibaldi.[3]

Twin Rocks Friends Camp in the community was founded in 1918.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Twin Rocks". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 977. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  3. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 20. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  4. ^ "History". Twin Rocks Friends Camp. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 

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