Gold Hill is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, in the United States. Take a look below for 15 amazing and fascinating facts about Gold Hill, Oregon, United States.
1. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,220.
2. It is along a bend of the Rogue River.
3. The city’s name comes from a nearby hill that was the location of a 19th-century gold discovery 1860 locators, purchased from William G. T’Vault.
4. The community’s post office was established in 1884.
5. The first settlement in the area was known as “Dardanelles”.
6. Gold Hill became the second boom town in the area. It grew to be known as pocket Gold county.
7. Seasoned prospectors that specialized solely in placer deposits from rivers, creeks and streams.
8. Later year’s Gold Hill became world famous for its production of cement from limestone deposit’s.
9. It was known as Portland beaver cement company Gold Hill Oregon.
10. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2), all of it land.
11. Gold Hill is home to the Oregon Vortex, a roadside attraction.
12. North of Gold Hill is Nugget Falls, a popular destination for whitewater kayaking.
13. The Gold Hill Historical Society maintains a free museum in the 1901 Beeman–Martin House that is open Thursday through Saturday.
14. The museum collection includes mining equipment, a stamp mill known as the Lucky Bart Stamp Mill (Owner, President – Bartholomew Signorritti – hence the name).
15. He also owned the lucky Bart Mining Company in Sacramento, California. The stamp mill was built by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California,(1892).