China Quarter

China Quarter (HM24RY)

Location: Jacksonville, OR 97530 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.86', W 122° 58.15'

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Jacksonville, Oregon 1865

(Marker 1)

In the 1860s the view from this spot on Main street would have looked much different than it does today. During the the Gold Rush boom of the 1850s, Jacksonville's early merchants and shopkeepers located their businesses along this section of Main Street. After the town's commercial center was relocated to present-day California Street, this area became home to the hundreds of Chinese merchants and workers who had been brought in by Chinese labor bosses to work Jacksonville's gold mines, build roads, dig water ditches, and to construct the Oregon and California Railroad. After the gold mines played out and the construction projects were completed, the Chinese moved out and abandoned the old china Quarter. the crumbling buildings were eventually torn down, except for Jacksonville's 1880 City Hall—Oregon's oldest town hall.
(Marker 2)
Former Site of Jacksonville's China Quarter

In a two block area along Main Street near Oregon Street once stood wooden buildings occupied by Jacksonville's Chinese residents. Arriving in the 1850's to search for gold, these people worked hard and endured much. By 1890, as mining slowed and hostility toward them grew, the Chinese left Jacksonville. Soon, all traces of the "China Quarter" disappeared.
HM NumberHM24RY
Placed ByJacksonville Woodlands Association, Jacksonville Boosters Club and the National Parks Service
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Date Added Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 7:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 502540 N 4684677
Decimal Degrees42.31433333, -122.96916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.86', W 122° 58.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 51.6" N, 122° 58' 8.9999999999999" W
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Area Code(s)541
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 W Main St, Jacksonville OR 97530, US
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