Nestled among forested hills along the Yaquina River
, Toledo is found 7 miles east of Newport
and the Pacific Ocean
via Highway 20
Main Street is Americana, accented by creations from a community of artists and craftsmen. Browse through locally owned antique shops, galleries and stores, where you'll find a bounty of goods and services.
Toledo is positioned on the homestead of John Graham, a pioneer resident, who immigrated from Ohio. When the post office was establish in 1868, Joseph D. Graham, a son, named the settlement Toledo for missing Ohio. Toledo's post office was established on July 14, 1868, with William Mackey as postmaster. Toledo was designated the county seat when Lincoln County was created in 1893. In 1952, the courthouse was moved to Newport.
The lingering vitality of the logging era compliments a friendly, hometown feeling that gives Toledo its unique character.
There is also a Toledo, Illinois.
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