Status: Near Ghost Town
Elevation: 1,257 Feet ( 383 meters)
Gallery: View 1 Kerby, Oregon Photo
County: View Josephine County Mines
Date Settled: 1854
Current Population: 400
Peak Population: na
Primary Mineral: Gold
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.