Kerby, Oregon

Kerbyville Oregon 1885
Kerbyville Oregon 1885

Kerby History

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.