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Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Yachats is approximately 533 (1990), 690 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 486 (1990), 400 (2010).
The amount of land area in Yachats is 2.302 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.026 sq kilometers.
The distance from Yachats to Washington DC is 2611 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 71 miles. (as the crow flies)
Yachats is positioned 44.31 degrees north of the equator and 124.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near Newport on the Oregon Coast. Here is a map page for Yachats.
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History & History Related Items

For thousands of years, Yachats has been host to tribal settlements, both along the river, along the bay, and along the ocean front. One of the most popular sites for home building and community living is the area on the north end of town at the smelt beaches. At this location, earlier settlers seem to have built shelters against the winds and waters, and lived largely off the smelt and various shellfish in the productive rock crevasses and tide pools. Even the United States Military has entered into the picture. The street known as Aqua Vista circles an area that, at the outbreak of WWII, was an army base. Under the surface of some of these homes is a veritable labyrinth of pipes and contrete remaining from the base.

This post office was established 1887 about a mile north of its present location with the name Ocean Veiw, with George M. Starr as postmaster. In 1916, the name was changed to Yachats, after a tribe of Indians, which are now nearly extict. The name is pronounced Ya-hots. There is much confusion of the origin of the name Yachats, which can be attributed to the European and Euro-Americans who were keepers of the written language. When Yachats was a part of the Siletz Indian Reservation, agents and superintendents changed the spelling and pronunciation. Variations include Yawhuch Prairie, Yawhick Prairie, and the Yachants. Yachats is derived from the Chinook Indian word, Yahuts,meaning dark waters at the foot of the mountain.

Here is a history page for Yachats.
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Little Log Church and Museum
328 West Third Street
PO Box 712
Yachats OR 97498
Phone: 541-547-3976
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Yachats City Government

City of Yachats
Commons Building, Room 2
441 Hwy 101 N.
P O Box 345
Yachats, OR 97498
Phone: (541) 547-3565
Fax: (541)-547-3063
TDD (800) 735-2900

Yachats Chamber

Yachats Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 728
441 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR 97498
Phone: 541-547-3530

Yachats Organizations

Yachats Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 728
441 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR 97498
Phone: 541-547-3530

Yachats Libraries

Yachats Public Library
560 West Seventh Street
P.O. Box 817
Yachats, OR 97498
Phone: 541-547-3741
Hours: 12 - 4 pm / Monday - Saturday

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