City of Gold Hill Historical

City of Gold Hill Historical (HM1VGT)

Location: Gold Hill, OR 97525 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 25.886', W 123° 2.988'

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Gold discovered on hill across Rogue River in 1860. Land for Gold Hill donated by Thomas & Rose Chavner in 1884. Railroad built in 1887. Town Inc. Feb. 12, 1895. First school in Methodist Church in 1889. Electricity came from Gold Rey Dam in 1904. Water pumped by Beaver Portland Cement Co., who built a plant in 1914, which closed in 1967. Fire in 1915 destroyed livery stables, blacksmith shop & other businesses. Western Union, Wells Fargo, Gold Hill News, bank, theater & other stores, thrived.
This marker funded by Oregon State
and Gold Hill Bicentennial Committees
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HM NumberHM1VGT
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Placed ByState of Oregon, Gold Hill Bicentennial Committees
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Date Added Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 495903 N 4697680
Decimal Degrees42.43143333, -123.04980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 25.886', W 123° 2.988'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 25' 53.16" N, 123° 2' 59.28" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 OR-99, Gold Hill OR 97525, US
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