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Tillamook County, Oregon


"Land of Many Waters"

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.

Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Tillamook is approximately 6,000 (1990), 4935 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,733 (1990), 2037 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tillamook is 3.925 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tillamook to Washington DC is 2515 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 55 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tillamook is positioned 45.45 degrees north of the equator and 123.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Tillamook elevation is 22 feet above sea level.
Tillamook average annual precipitation is 91 inches peryear.
The average low temperature is 35.7 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 68.6 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is high 40's to low 50's degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 60s to low 70's degrees F.


Northern Oregon Coast
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a seasonal mixture of clouds, sun, rain and wind. Hottest month is September, coldest is January and the wettest month is December.
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When it's good, it's very, very good! For weather reports, tune into KTIL/KMBD- call them at: 503-842-4422
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History & History Related Items

Tillamook County was established on December 15, 1853. It was named after the Tillamook Indians who occupied the area at that time. In 1866, the town of Lincoln was renamed Tillamook because the post office was named Tillamook and they wanted the town and post office to be the same name.

The name, "Tillamook," means "land of many waters." There seem to have been many different spellings of the word Tillamook over the years. In the journals of Lewis & Clark, the Indians and area known as Tillamook was referred to as "Kilamox" and "Killamuck." As with many of the Pacific Northwest towns, Tillamook was first inhabited by Indians. But huge numbers died during a smallpox outbreak and the white man began to dominate the population.

In 1933, huge forest fires known as the "Tillamook Burn" destroyed over 250,000 acres of timber. The total economic loss was estimated to be in excess of 600 million dollars. In 1949, the Oregon State Board of Forestry began reseeding and planting trees in the Tillamook Burn area. Along with fishing, agriculture, lumber and recreation, dairy farms are a common site around the fertile valleys of Tillamook. They provide the milk necessary for the well-known Tillamook cheese.

Tillamook is a very interesting and fun place to visit and live! The next time you plan a trip to the Oregon Coast, stop in and say hello to Tillamook. (Submitted by Brittney Handley, High Desert Middle School)
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The founding of Tillamook



Deep sea and fresh water fishing, golf, clamming, crabbing, birdwatching, hunting, surfing, wind-surfing, hang-gliding and Tillamook Cheese Factory.

Tillamook Naval Air Station Museum, County Pioneer Museum

The Tillamook Cheese Factory (most popular)
P.O. Box 313
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
Phone: 503-842-4481
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Tillamook Chamber

Tillamook Chamber of Commerce
3705 U.S. 101 North
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
Phone: (503) 842-7525

Tillamook Organizations

Tillamook Chamber of Commerce
3705 U.S. 101 North
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
Phone: (503) 842-7525

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