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State of Oregon - Tillamook County

Tillamook County Bounded north by Clatsop, east by Washington, Yamhill, and Polk, south by Benton, and west by the Pacific Ocean. Area, 2,000 square miles. Assessed valuation of property for 1874, $154,720. Population, 600.

County seat, Tillamook. There are no large towns, but the post offices and settlements are Garibaldi, Hoquatton, Lincoln, Netarts, Nestocton and Trask. The county occupies a narrow strip of land bordering the coast, extending back to the summit of the Coast Range, and from the Nahalem River on the north to the mouth of the Yaquina on the south, a length of about 70 miles; is but sparsely populated, and its resources are undeveloped.

The greater portion is covered with the most magnificent forests of spruce, the trees growing to enormous size, often from five to eight feet in diameter, and from one to two hundred feet before reaching a limb, furnishing an excellent material for the planks and spars of ships, or any other purpose. Small valleys and grazing hills exist, and the noblest game, such as elk, deer, and bear, abound.

Several streams flow from the mountain to the sea, and Tillamook Bay, reaching some 10 miles inland, affords a good harbor. Coal and iron are known to exist, but the mines are undeveloped. Fishing banks and oyster beds are found along the coast; the streams are filled with salmon and other varieties of the finny tribe.

Roads are few, and the county awaits the coming population to make available its natural wealth. The opportunity for the profitable use of capital, particularly m the lumber trade and businesses associated with it, is unsurpassed.

Officers: John Crawford, County Judge; G. W. Fernside, Clerk; J. L. Whitney, District Attorney; T. C. Quick, Sheriff and Tax Collector; H. F. Holden, Treasurer; E. Coleman, Assessor; R. Hardy, Surveyor; B. P. Hutchins, Coroner; J. S. Tripp, Superintendent Public Schools.

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Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875.

 

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