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Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot

1891 1925

 
 
Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 22, 2014
1. Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the depot of the Rogue River Valley Railroad which ran from Medford to Jacksonville

Siskiyou Pioneer Sites Foundation
Medford, Oregon
 
Erected 1958 by Siskiyou Pioneer Sites Foundation.
 
Location. 42° 18.908′ N, 122° 58.102′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of West C Street and North Oregon Street on West C Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 185 North Oregon Street, Jacksonville OR 97530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Catholic Rectory (about 600 feet away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rich Gulch (approx. mile away); Cuthbert Building (approx. 5 miles away); City of Gold Hill (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls (approx. 9.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls (approx. 9.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Rogue River Valley Railway. A collection of newspaper articles concerning
Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot - Photo Courtesy of the Library of Congress. image. Click for full size.
By Jack Boucher, circa 1976
2. Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot - Photo Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
the Rogue River Valley Railroad, from the late 1880's to the present. (Submitted on December 22, 2015.) 

2. Rogue River Valley, Railroad Station, Oregon & West C Sts. - Historic American Building Survey. Statement of Significance: In 1884, the Oregon and California Railroad completed its rail line south from Portland to the Oregon-California border. For the Rogue River valley portion, they selected a route along the valley floor, thus situating Jacksonville about ten miles from the nearest railroad station. Some prominent residents of the community, hoping to keep Jacksonville economically stable, formed a company to construct a railway to Medford, the new town created by the O & C railroad. The right-of-way ran west along C Street to a point on the west side of Oregon Street, where the Rogue River Valley Railroad Station was built in 1891. The local railroad line to Medford constructed and operated by Honeyman, DeHart and Company of Portland failed to secure Jacksonville's future, however: the grade of the rail bed was too steep for the small engines used to permit either fast service or the the transport of heavy loads. Central Point, Medford, and Ashland all lay along the main line from Portland to Sacramento; all prospered at Jacksonville's expense. In addition, because the Oregon and California Railroad
Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 22, 2014
3. Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here mounted to a cement monument on the corner, with the Jacksonville post office on the left, and the Chamber of Commerce occupying the depot on the right.

owned every other building in Medford, it had an incentive to encourage settlement and industry there. The Jacksonville-Medford line was abandoned in 1925. The railroad station has been turned around since that time, but it still stands on the original site....
(Submitted on December 22, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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