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Watseco is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. 3-mile (5 km) stretch of U.S. Route 101 between the cities of Rockaway Beach and Garibaldi.It is near two other unincorporated communities in Tillamook County, Barview and Twin Rocks. The three communities are all along a
In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.
Tillamook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,250. The county seat is Tillamook. The county is named for the Tillamook, a Native American tribe who were living in the area in the early 19th century at the time of European American settlement. The county is located within Northwest Oregon.
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary with Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary with Idaho. The parallel 42° north delineates the southern boundary with California and Nevada. Oregon is one of only three states of the contiguous United States to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean.
According to Oregon Geographic Names, brothers George and Robert Watt bought 360 acres (150 ha) of beachfront land here in the early 20th century. When the Pacific Railway and Navigation Company railway came through in 1912, the brothers granted right-of-way on condition that the railway company add a flag stop on the Watt property. The name of the community and flag stop is a combination of "Watt" and "Sea Coast", assigned in 1916. Watseco Creek, named after the station, flows through the community.
Oregon Geographic Names is a compilation of the origin and meaning of place names in the U.S. state of Oregon, published by the Oregon Historical Society. The book was originally published in 1928. It was compiled and edited by Lewis A. McArthur. As of 2011, the book is in its seventh edition, which was compiled and edited by Lewis L. McArthur.
The Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad (POTB) is a 101-mile (163 km) shortline railroad in northwestern Oregon in the United States. Purchased from the Southern Pacific Transportation Company in 1990 by the Port of Tillamook Bay, the railroad was used to transport lumber and agricultural products over the Northern Oregon Coast Range between the Oregon Coast and the Portland area until heavily damaged in a 2007 storm. The Port of Tillamook Bay began operating the unincorporated railroad on March 27, 1986, but the tracks were originally constructed by Oregon judge George R. Bagley and others in 1906. The railroad's main line is between Hillsboro and Tillamook.
A right-of-way (ROW) is a right to make a way over a piece of land, usually to and from another piece of land. A right of way is a type of easement granted or reserved over the land for transportation purposes, such as a highway, public footpath, rail transport, canal, as well as electrical transmission lines, oil and gas pipelines. A right-of-way can be used to build a bike trail. A right-of-way is reserved for the purposes of maintenance or expansion of existing services with the right-of-way. In the case of an easement, it may revert to its original owners if the facility is abandoned.
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. Twin Rocks post office was established in 1914, with William E. Dunsmoor as the first postmaster. The post office closed in 1954.
Alvadore is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States, located nine miles northwest of downtown Eugene and one mile northeast of Fern Ridge Reservoir.
Barview is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States, named in 1884 by L. C. Smith for its exceptional view of the bar at the entrance to Tillamook Bay.
Chitwood is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Chitwood lies on U.S. Route 20 between Toledo to the west and Eddyville to the east. The Yaquina River flows through Chitwood.
Woods is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Woods lies at the intersection of Brooten Road, Resort Drive, and Old Woods Road, along the Nestucca River just north of Pacific City and west of U.S. Route 101.
Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon. Administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the park is open to the public and is fee-free. Amenities at the park, which is 2 miles (3 km) north of Rockaway Beach along U.S. Route 101, include picnicking, fishing, and a Pacific Ocean beach.
Roy, Oregon is an unincorporated historic community in Washington County, Oregon, United States. It is located south of the Sunset Highway and southeast of the city of Banks.
Glenwood is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States, northwest of Forest Grove on Oregon Route 6.
Wilkesboro is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States. It is located on Oregon Route 6, one mile east of Banks.
Idaville is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. It was founded around the year 1870 by Warren N. Vaughn and named for his daughter Ida. The post office was established in 1922 and closed five years later, in 1927.
Manhattan Beach is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. It lies about a mile north of Rockaway Beach along U.S. Route 101. Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site is nearby.
Meda is an unincorporated community on the Little Nestucca River in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. It was named in memory of an English woman. Its post office was established on May 11, 1887, with Wallace Yates first of six more postmasters to come. The post office was closed from 1892 to 1915 before resuming service for five more years.
Mohler is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. It is east of U.S. Route 101 on Oregon Route 53 along the Nehalem River.
Brighton is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. It is about 3 kilometres (2 mi) southwest of Wheeler on U.S. Route 101 next to Nehalem Bay, across the bay from Nehalem Bay State Park.
Pleasant Valley is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. It is located about seven miles south of Tillamook, on U.S. Route 101.
Lees Camp is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. It is along Oregon Route 6 about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Tillamook at the confluence of the Wilson River and North Fork Wilson River, surrounded by the Tillamook State Forest. It is near the summit of the Northern Oregon Coast Range.
Foss is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. It is about 4 miles (6 km) east of Mohler and Oregon Route 53, near the Nehalem River. Foss is the site of an important river flood gauge.
Hobsonville is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Although it is considered a ghost town, it is still classified as a populated place by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Hobsonville is on the east shore of Tillamook Bay, about 2 miles south of Garibaldi via U.S. Route 101 or about a mile from Garibaldi across Miami Cove.
Hemlock is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It lies along U.S. Route 101 about 3 miles (5 km) north of Beaver. Beaver Creek, a tributary of the Nestucca River, flows through Hemlock.
Sandlake is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. It lies between Tillamook and Pacific City along Sandlake Road west of U.S. Route 101.
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