Kerby, Oregon


Kerby Details

Status: Near Ghost Town

Date Settled: 1854

Current Population: 400

Peak Population: na

Elevation: 1,257 Feet (383 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

State: Oregon

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Kerby Description

Originally known as Kerbyville, Kerby was settled around 1854, shortly after gold was discovered in The illinois Valley. In 1857 the town was selected as the county seat, a title it held until 1857 when the seat was moved to Grants Pass.

As mining waned in the Illinois Valley, Kerby and other towns transitioned to a timber and farming economy.

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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