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Rock Point, Oregon

 
 
Rock Point, Oregon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 27, 2016
1. Rock Point, Oregon Marker
Inscription. The town of Rock Point, Oregon was est. 1852
by JB White Pop. 200. Stage coach stop.
Post office. Store Blacksmithshop.

 
Location. 42° 25.967′ N, 123° 5.536′ W. Marker is in Gold Hill, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on North River Road west of Oregon Route 99. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North River Road, Gold Hill OR 97525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Point Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Gold Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot (approx. 10.3 miles away); City Hall (approx. 10.4 miles away); Rich Gulch (approx. 10.4 miles away); Catholic Rectory (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gold Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Rock Point Post Office (Southern Oregon Historical Society). ...Rock Point post office began at the first postmaster John B. White's store on the north side of the Rogue two miles W of Gold Hill. Known to early settlers as
Rock Point, Oregon Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 27, 2016
2. Rock Point, Oregon Marker - Wide View
"Point of Rocks," the settlement was an important stage stop with a ferry across the river. The Rogue was spanned by a plank bridge in the early 1860s and a covered bridge in the 1870s. Mail posted at Rock Point went by stage south to Jacksonville or west through Grants Pass to Roseburg for distribution. Rock Point lost the railroad station competition to Gold Hill and finally its post office in 1912. The old stage stop/hotel is now a winery tasting room.
(Submitted on October 31, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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