Curry County, Oregon

Curry County, Oregon
Curry County Courthouse, Gold Beach, Oregon.jpg
Curry County Courthouse in Gold Beach
Map of Oregon highlighting Curry County
Location in the U.S. state of Oregon
Map of the United States highlighting Oregon
Oregon's location in the U.S.
Founded December 18, 1855
Seat Gold Beach
Largest city Brookings
Area
 • Total 1,988 sq mi (5,149 km2)
 • Land 1,627 sq mi (4,214 km2)
 • Water 361 sq mi (935 km2), 18.2%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015) 22,483
 • Density 14/sq mi (5.3/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Pacific: UTC-8/ -7
Website www.co.curry.or.us

Curry County is a county in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,364. [1] The county seat is Gold Beach. [2] The county is named for George Law Curry, [3] a governor of the Oregon Territory.

Curry County comprises the Brookings, OR Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,988 square miles (5,150 km2), of which 1,627 square miles (4,210 km2) is land and 361 square miles (930 km2) (18%) is water. [4]

The westernmost point in Oregon is in Curry County at Cape Blanco located at 42°50′08″N 124°33′57″W / 42°50′08″N 124°33′57″W / westernmost Cape Blanco).

The county contains significant forests, with occurrence of black oak, big leaf maple and Douglas-fir. The blue oak, prevalent slightly further south does not reach into Curry County. [5]

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