Tillamook County's lush grasses, nurtured by 72 inches of rain a year, sustain the herds that compose Oregon's dairy industry. Much of the county's annual milk production of 25 million gallons is made into natural cheddar cheese.
Tillamook is situated at south end of Tillamook Bay.
The Tillamook airbase for blimps was put in commission December 1, 1942, with the name U.S. Naval Air Station, Tillamook, Oregon. It was closed after World War II, but the two immense, wood-framed hangars were prominent landmarks. One hangar was destroyed by fire in 1992. The other is now the Tillamook Air Museum.