Why Langlois is or should be world famous

So are the citizens of Langlois delusional??



1) We take pride in the fact that the name Langlois stirs up so much interest in the pronunciation. The subject is a great ice breaker  and is often the first question asked by visitors.

Langlois is a variant of the French "L'anglais" meaning the Englishman which seems to indicate the family name started when some English showed in France post-Norman conquest era. The variations in pronunciation stem from Anglicization and then Americanization down through the years.  There are variations still among Guernsey (home of our founding family) and Jersey Islands The name is not quite on par with the Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. So really, one might  we have it easy, but  is still up for debate.  One of most accepted version is Langless stemming from a phonetic version of the 1860 Federal census of our Founding Family




However, the citation in Oregon's Names; How to Say Them and Where They are Located? by Bert Webber ( a well respected historian) lists the pronunciation as LANG lois.

The locals have their own take on the name: Lang lois  Langwau, Lang o ise, Lang lewis , Lang lis , Lang loy and probably more. Here are some samples from us locals. 

Reb & The Good News at the Langlois Cheese Factory June 14th


Friday, June 14, 2024 - 6:15pm

 Reb & The Good News

Portland-based Reb & The Good News blend funk, world beat, and soul into uplifting rhythms that soar on the rich, melodic voice of front woman Rebecca Conner. Backed by Leon Cotter (touring member of the California Honeydrops) and a cast of talented musicians, Reb & the Good News bring forth a textured sound that feeds the mind, body, and soul. Our very own Dune Laila Fougerolles will open the night with her one-of-a-kind tones, rhythmic melodies and percussive guitar strumming. Find more at: www.rebandthegoodnews.com and www.dunelaila.com             


Hope to see you there!!

Langlois Lions Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant sale, Fri May 17- Sat May 18 9 am to 4 pm


Friday, May 17, 2024 - 9:00am

The Langlois Lions Club is hosting the Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant sale, Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18, from 9 am to 4 pm. at the Lions club house 48136 Floras Lake Loop, Langlois. Again, the sale promises to be one of the best of any world famous Langlois events. Visitors should find that the wide variety of tomatoes, veggie starts, house plants including succulents and yard greenery is sure to please. The highlights: Native plant expert and master gardener on hand both days to answer questions from seeding to pruning, etc. Gary Carter, a well-known retired nursery man will offer copies of his books including one great compendium of herbs.

Other features: David Woof's beautiful pottery, a great selection of specialty vegetable and flower seeds, and Langlois Market hot dog coupons. A new introduction: a variety of rock hounding type large stickers with two made especially for Langlois by Sun Design Graphics. We are also happy to announce that our Langlois food truck Great American Dave's will be on site both days. The very tasty menu is made with organic fresh foodstuff and includes gourmet tacos, sandwiches. One great plus: expresso coffee. The donations from various businesses, nurseries, and the community have been quite phenomenal as usual: Valley Flora, Stillwater Natives Nursery, Shinglehouse Nursery, Dragonfly Farm & Nursery, Nicki's Knick- Knacks, Langlois Market, Ray's of Port Orford. and Westside Growers.

The proceeds from this event goes to our charitable programs. If you should come across old glasses, hearing aids, and/or cell phones during your spring cleaning, please drop them off at the sale or in the box at the Langlois Post Office. These items are recycled and distributed to those in need. There will be plenty of coffee, parking spaces and opportunities to connect with fellow green thumbs. If you have any plants to donate, please drop them off on May 16th th at the club or call Deanna at 542 348 2507 if different arrangements are needed or for more info.


The Coffis Brothers and Tiller of the Moon - Music at the Cheese Factory Sat, May 11th


Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 6:45pm

The Coffis Brothers are a five-piece rock-n-roll band from the Santa Cruz Mountains
The Coffis Brothers are a five-piece rock-n-roll band from the Santa Cruz Mountains whose sound is one-part California, one-part heartland, with a touch of the blues mixed in. Founded in 2011 by brothers Kellen and Jamie, The Coffis Brothers are strong musicians, song writers, and singers who amp the room with good vibes reminiscent of Graham Parsons, Tom Petty, and the Avett Brothers. Coos Bay’s very own ‘Tiller of the Moon’ will start off the evening with their driving Americana anthems and country folk ballads. Hope to see you there!!


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