Jacksonville in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot
1891 • 1925
Siskiyou Pioneer Sites Foundation
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. Touch 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 walking distance of this marker. History Right Here - Horse Powers (a few steps from this marker); History of Local Telephone Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacksonville’s Rogue River Valley Railway 1891-1925 (within shouting distance of this marker); Beekman Bank Well (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); China Quarter (about 400 feet away); World War II Three Trees Memorial (about 400 feet away); History Right Here - Going for the Gold (about 400 feet away); City Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Also see . . .
1. The Rogue River Valley Railway. (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, (Submitted on December 22, 2015.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
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