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Tillamook County

Sunset at Cape Kiwanda at Pacific City.

Sunset at Cape Kiwanda at Pacific City. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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County Seat: Courthouse, 201 Laurel Ave., Tillamook 97141
Phone: 503-842-2034 (General); 503-842-2596, ext. 124 (Court Administrator)
Fax: 503-842-2721


Population (2013): 25,375
Established: Dec. 15, 1853
Elev. at Tillamook: 22'
Area: 1,125 sq. mi.
Average Temp.: January 42.2° July 58.2°
Assessed Value: $4,363,854,028
Real Market Value: $5,434,134,924
Annual Precipitation: 90.90"
Economy: Agriculture, forest products, fishing and recreation


Tillamook County map

Related resources
Historical Records Inventory
Scenic Image
"County QuickFacts" (from U.S. Census Bureau)
County Seat Map (from Yahoo! Maps)
County Map (from ODOT)


Incorporated cities
Bay City | Garibaldi | Manzanita | Nehalem | Rockaway Beach | Tillamook | Wheeler


Points of interest
Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain; Tillamook, Nehalem, Netarts and Nestucca Bays; Oswald West State Park, Nehalem Bay State Park, Bob Straub State Park, Cape Lookout State Park; Pioneer Museum, Blue Heron Cheese Factory, Tillamook Cheese Factory, Naval Air Station Museum, Haystack Rock at Cape Kiwanda, Whalen Island State Park


History and general information
Tillamook County was formed in 1853 from Yamhill and Clatsop Counties. The name Tillamook comes from the Tillamook (or Killamook) Tribe.


Dairy farms dominate the county’s fertile valley. It is the home of the world famous Tillamook Cheese Factory. The reforested, 355,000 acre “Tillamook Burn” area continues to mature.


Commercial thinning will become increasingly evident. With 75 miles of scenic coastline, four bays and nine rivers, Tillamook County offers the finest deep-sea and stream fishing, charter and dory boats, clamming, crabbing, beachcombing and hiking. Its forests also furnish excellent hunting.


County officials
Commissioners—Bill Baertlein 2017, Tim Josi 2019, Mark Labhart 2017; Dist. Atty. William Porter 2019; Assess. Denise Vandecoevering 2017; Clerk Tassi O’Neil 2017; Justice of the Peace Joel Stevens 2017; Sheriff Andy Long 2017; Surv. Dan McNutt 2017; Treas. Debbie Clark 2017


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