Status: Near Ghost Town
Elevation: 1,257 Feet ( 383 meters)
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Date Settled: 1854
Current Population: 400
Peak Population: na
Primary Mineral: Gold
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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.