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Remote, Oregon
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Coordinates: 43°00′21″N 123°53′33″W / 43.00583°N 123.89250°W / 43.00583; -123.89250Coordinates: 43°00′21″N 123°53′33″W / 43.00583°N 123.89250°W / 43.00583; -123.89250
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Elevation
246 ft (75 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID 1125943
Remote 06Sept2018 RoweSnyder
Remote, Coos County, Oregon off of present-day Highway 42. Photograph of the Post Office, Store, and gas station.

Remote is an unincorporated hamlet in Coos County in the U.S. state of Oregon. It lies near the confluence of Sandy Creek with the Middle Fork Coquille River.

Remote was named by local pioneers for its distance from other settlements. Its post office was established in 1887. A new post office, besides a store, gas station, and unofficial town hall building, was built in 1924 by L. D. Jennings.

Oregon Route 42 used to run through the center of the community, but realignment of the highway has left Remote several hundred yards away, along a side road, around a bend and down below the highway, largely shielded by trees from highway view.

The town now consists of a combined store with gas pump and post office (closed in 1998), and a couple of houses. The Sandy Creek Covered Bridge is nearby.

Like Oregon communities Nimrod and Boring, Remote is often cited on lists of odd place names.

The city has mistakenly become a placeholder on job boards to represent if a position is a remote-work position. Since 2020, the number of job postings with Remote, OR as a placeholder had substantially increased due to an increase in hiring for remote-work positions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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