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Langlois, Oregon
Langlois post office
Langlois post office
Langlois, Oregon is located in Oregon
Langlois, Oregon
Langlois, Oregon
Location in Oregon
Langlois, Oregon is located in the United States
Langlois, Oregon
Langlois, Oregon
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Oregon
County Curry
 • Total 1.42 sq mi (3.69 km2)
 • Land 1.42 sq mi (3.69 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
89 ft (27 m)
 • Total 177
 • Density 124/sq mi (47.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 458 and 541
FIPS code 41-40950
GNIS feature ID 1122952

Langlois is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast established in 1881. It had a population of 177 in 2010. Langlois was once famous for its blue cheese, until the cheese factory burned down in the 1950s. It was never rebuilt.

Langlois was named for William Langlois, an early Oregon pioneer. As phonetically spelled in the 1860 Federal Census, Port Oxford Precint [sic], page 110, the name was pronounced "Langless,” however the modern pronunciation used by the local residents today is “Lang-loyce.” (It rhymes with Joyce.)

The population consists primarily of retirees, with a healthy mix of ranchers and farmers. The logging and fishing industries are also a dominant presence in the community.

Langlois is also home to the Langlois Market, world famous to Hwy 101 road trippers and travelers, known for their hot dogs and house-made mustard, a 30+ year old family recipe.

Langois has a public library and a small US postal service office.

Langlois is located spanning U.S. Route 101, 41 miles (66 km) by road north of Gold Beach. It is 2.3 miles (3.7 km) inland from the Pacific Ocean. Floras Creek, a tributary of the New River, passes through the southern part of the community.

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