This is an Independent site for the history and genealogy of Coos County Oregon.
We hope to build what will be a valuable resource in researching your ancestors
in Coos County. Please drop by often to see our progress.
Coos County offers a host of exciting and wonderful places to explore and enjoy,
from Drifting sand to dense forests, trickling streams to rocky shoreline, the
natural environment in the 1,629 square mile coastal county is stunningly beautiful.
Less populated than the central and northern coast, it is a perfect family playground.
The main north/south corridor is Highway 101 that follows the rocky coast line
in places. Most of the county's communities are strung along the coast, from
Bandon in the south to Lakeside in the north. Highway 42 provides east/west
access through Coquille, the county seat, and Myrtle Point to I-5. Most of the
county lies between the Coastal Range and the Pacific Ocean, with the Coos and
Coquille Rivers cutting through to the sea. The land is mountainous and forested,
right down to the beaches. There is much to do, camping, hiking, fishing (river
and ocean), boating, golfing at several courses including the new Bandon Dunes
courses, whale watching, beachcombing, and plenty of solitude. Visitors from
all over the world visit the beaches.
Coos Bay, (the bay, not the town) is the largest bay and harbor between San
Francisco and Seattle. Lots of timber and other products were shipped world
wide from this port during it's history.
The mild year round weather drew many early settlers
as it still draws people. The winter storms are
wild and wonderful, summers are sunny and nice. Farms developed along the
rivers and valleys, loggers and miners came to the forests. Sailing ships
from San Francisco brought people and goods and took lumber back
Coos County is joined on the south by Curry County,
the east and north by Douglas County and on the west by the Pacific Ocean
Since this site will be under construction for some time yet, here are some
links to help you become acquainted with the area. More on the history for
the county and communities, will be added as time permits, so stop by occasionally
to see what is happening.
This information compiled, prepared and submitted to this site by Ethel
Taylorand remains the property of the submitter. NOTICE: Ethel
Taylor grants that this information and data may be used by non-commercial
entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material, for personal
and genealogical research. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in
any format for profit, can not be copied over to other sites, linked to, or
other presentation without written permission of Ethel Taylor.