Gold Hill

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 and sold land, traded and homesteaded until the town became what it is today.

The Gold Hill Historical Society, established on January 20, 1986 to promote, preserve and interpret the rich history of Gold Hill and the surrounding area is housed in the Beeman-Martin house, which was built by Josiah and Hattie Beeman in 1901 with money from Gold Rush income and was the first building in the town to have indoor plumbing. Here you can learn about gold, and about an especially large gold nugget in particular, which was found in the area along the Rogue River (during the time between the 1850’s and early 1860’s) and how it caused the town to grow due to the influx of miners hoping to strike it rich. The town was originally known as Dardanelles and consisted of a few houses, a store, a school, a blacksmith shop, and a hotel. In 1880, the railroad came through the town. As a shipping center for local agricultural products and livestock, along with the products from a quartz mining operation, Gold Hill grew and in 1895 was incorporated. Today, the town celebrates its history during Gold Dust Days annually on the first Saturday of June with a parade, an antique car show, music and much more.

Gold Hill is home to the Del Rio Vineyards which offers wine tasting in the old Rock Point Hotel. The world famous House of Mystery, located at the Oregon Vortex on Sardine Creek Road, has been open since 1930 and is said to be an area of unusual gravitational influences. Special talks and demonstrations about the phenomena are intriguing and amazing. The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic By-way begins in Gold Hill and makes its way along a 172 mile route that includes views of the Rogue River, Table Rock, Diamond Lake and the many waterfalls along highway 138 as it follows the North Umpqua River. The Valley of the Rogue State Park in Gold Hill offers opportunities to camp and get close to the beauty of the Rogue River. The mild climate, the city parks and trails, the recently completed Gold Hill Bike Path (a network of foot and bike paths along the Rogue River and throughout Gold Hill) along with the blessings of wooded hills and plenty of open space make this a very family fun oriented town.

Elevation: 1086 feet
Population: 1067 people
Zip Code: 97525

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