History Right Here - Going for the Gold

History Right Here - Going for the Gold (HM24S3)

Location: Jacksonville, OR 97530 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.938', W 122° 58.183'

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The first gold miners on this site in 1851 were in the right place at the right time. They found gold on Jackson Creek, possibly along the base of the hill across the parking lot. No one knows for certain; the route of the creek has changed countless times.

Gold and Jacksonville's Start
For a few months the gold miners on Jackson Creek kept their discovery secret and the area remained little more than a campsite.

In 1851 word spread about the discovery of gold on nearby Rich Gulch. Miners, merchants, and farmers alike flocked to the area and Jacksonville got its start. A marker at Applegate and Oak streets commemorates the discovery on Rich Gulch.
HM NumberHM24S3
Placed BySouthern Oregon Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 7:03am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 502495 N 4684822
Decimal Degrees42.31563333, -122.96971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.938', W 122° 58.183'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 56.28" N, 122° 58' 10.98" W
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Area Code(s)541
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 244-392 W C St, Jacksonville OR 97530, US
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