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. 

Open Air Plant Sale: Benefits Langlois Lions - 9am-2pm Ends June 6th!

Tues 26th- Sat: 9 am-2 pm * until Saturday June 6th

  • Parking best on street.
  • Pandemic precautions: maintain 6 feet distance.
  • Masks. Hand sanitizer on site.
  • Great variety of perennials + Houseplants, African
    violets, succulents in green house
  • Payment: honor system via cash box or via paypal/credit card
  • Questions: 541 348-2507. text: 541 251 1530



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Update: Langlois Public Library District Covid-19 Response

In the interest of protecting our staff, volunteers, patrons and community at large, the Langlois Public Library will be closed to public access beginning Friday March 20 th , 2020.Patrons will still have remote access to Coastline Libraries online catalog at https://www.langloislibrary.org, and will be able to place holds. Digital collections such as, Libby/Overdrive, Novelist, Mango languages, Chilton, and Gale databases will be available. Langlois Library will be staffed to answer questions and will be offering curbside service during specific hours beginning Monday 3/23. The Library Board is evaluating the situation and will make the determination to reopen based on the best information provided by the CDC and the Oregon Health Authority.

For questions, or to place a hold or arrange for curbside pickup, please call: 541-348-2066 between the hours of 2pm – 6 pm, Monday - Friday

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