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Coos County was created by the Territorial Legislature from parts of Umpqua and Jackson Counties in 1853 and included Curry County until 1855. The county seat was Empire City until 1896, when it was moved to Coquille. Although trappers had been in the area a quarter-century earlier, the first permanent settlement in present Coos County was at Empire City, now part of Coos Bay, by members of the Coos Bay Company in 1853. The name 'Coos' derives from a native Coos Bay Indian tribe and translates to 'lake' or 'place of pines.'

Source: "Oregon Blue Book"

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This website was last updated with new data on October 18, 2015



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