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Grants Pass in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Perkinsville Ferry

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 29, 2014
1. The Perkinsville Ferry Marker
Inscription.  Joel Perkins was an ambitious young man looking for riches. Perkins arrived in Oregon in 1844 at the age of 23 with his mother, father, and four siblings. In 1851 Joel followed wagon tracks from the Willamette Valley to one of the best spots to cross the Rogue River. This location is approximately one mile upstream from this marker, where Fruitdale Creek enters the Rogue River. Mr. Perkins established a ferry business and general store near this site. The Perkinsville Ferry was used by many traveling from the Willamette Valley area in search of gold. A settlement, Perkinsville, grew up along the banks of the Rogue River. Perkinsville and other settlements were abolished in favor of Grants Pass in 1885.
 
Erected 2010 by Umpqua Joe Outpst 1859 sponsoring Ch. Humbug 73 and Grants Pass Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 42° 25.87′ N, 123° 19.883′ W. Marker
The Perkinsville Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 29, 2014
2. The Perkinsville Ferry Marker
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is in Grants Pass, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker is on Southeast 6th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 980 SE 6th Street, Grants Pass OR 97526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Veterans of the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial to Our Fathers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Josephine County Peace Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Riverside Park War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Riverside Park Memorial Flagpole (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First Brick Building in Grants Pass (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mormon Sugar Beet Factory Site (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Vannoy (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grants Pass.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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