Little About Our Town of Coquille!
Just 20 miles inland from
Oregon’s South Coast, the city of Coquille maintains
a temperate climate shielded from coastal winds, capturing a great many
Beautiful morning fog lifts by noon and clear night skies light up the
way. Rainbows spread
the valley and colorful sunsets
meet the tall trees on the horizon. Coquille makes
point with its historic downtown shops, motel, supermarkets, gas
stations, hospital and other
Coquille is located along Highway 42, a major east-west route from US
and Interstate 5. Highway 42 South, which branches off Highway 42 in Coquille,
a direct route to US 101 in
Bandon. Coos Bay and North Bend are approximately
of Bandon on US 101.
The Coquille River flows from the nearby Coast
Range to the sea at
Once an important
waterway for frontier-era commerce and transportation, the
a popular fishery for salmon and steelhead.
The town’s colorful past is reflected in the
and the many well-kept private
homes dating to the late 19th and early 20th
connection to the old days is the Sawdust Theater, which features
rollicking old-time melodramas every
weekend. Coquille’s main event is the Gay
‘90s Festival the
first weekend in June,
which recalls the heady times of the 1890s when Coquille
turned into a boomtown in anticipation
of the railroad’s arrival. The railroad eventually chose
another route inland, but subsequent
were sustained by the bounty of the forest, as well as in farming,
dairying and cattle
Coquille serves as the County Seat.
Spreading across the high ground above the
Coquille River Valley,
manufacturers with unique, far-reaching specialty goods work
Pride in a hard-working
pioneer heritage runs high, and the town’s downtown
continue to preserve the town’s original spirit.