GOLD HILL, OREGON
Gold Hill City Profile in Southern Oregon - Southwest Area - Jackson County - Climate - Highlights  

 
Gold Hill
is located off the I-5 between Grants Pass and Medford Oregon. Gold Hill was founded in the early 1800's by miners looking to make it rich shortly after a large gold nugget was found.
 
The town's fathers bought & sold land, traded and homesteaded until the town is what it is today.
Gold Hill was incorporated in 1895.
 
Gold Hill was incorporated in 1895. The 2000 census states our population as 1,073. Local Town Events include: Gold Dust Day, first Saturday of each June.
Community celebration featuring a parade, antique car show, music and more.

 
The Historical Society was established on January 20, 1986 . The Gold Hill Historical Society Museum is housed in the Beeman-Martin house, which was built by Josiah and Hattie Beeman in 1901. Money from the Beemanís operation of the Lucky Bart Mine built this fine Gold Hill home which featured the first indoor plumbing in the city. GHHS acquired this house in 1993. Many devoted volunteers spent five months refurbishing this historic building. The purpose of the society is to promote, preserve and interpret the rich history of Gold Hill and the surrounding area. The Museum hours are 12 - 4 Thursday through Saturday. Call 541-855-1182 for further information. Volunteers are always welcome.
 
Local Schools:
Central Point School District (includes Gold Hill area)
Southern Oregon University, Ashland (40 miles away), public, liberal arts university.
Rogue Community College (Medford & Grants Pass)
 
Attractions:
The House of Mystery at the Vortex
Scenic Drive
Miles of hiking trails
The World Famous Rogue River, Fishing, Kayaking and many other water sports.
The Shakespeare Festival in Ashland
Medford Jazz Jubilee
Major Employers:
Swede Machine Company
Ray's Food Place
Del Rio Vineyards
 
 
Elevation: 1086 feet
 
County: Jackson
 
Zip code: 97525

 
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