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Sumner, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1136798
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System

Sumner is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States. It is about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Coos Bay on the route of the old Coos Bay Wagon Road.

According to William Gladstone Steel, the community was founded in 1888 by John B. Dalley (other sources have the spelling as "Dulley"), who named it after Charles Sumner, a Massachusetts senator who died in 1874. Sumner post office, however, was established in 1874, so Steel must have had the date wrong. Dalley was the first postmaster, and the office closed in 1961. In 1915, Sumner had a population of 100. As of 1990, the community had one store.


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