Coos County



chinese china flat oregon


China Creek1. Coos County. 
China Creek1 flows westerly into Bradley Lake which drains into the Pacific Ocean at Brandon State Park. It was the site of early stream and beach gold placer mining. Reference: Oregon Gold 2010; U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Brandon, Oregon, 1980. 

China Creek2Coos County.
China Creek2 flows southeast into East Fork Coquille River. There was extensive gold mining throughout the area. Reference: Oregon Gold 2010; U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Dora, Oregon, 1986.

China Creek3Coos County.
China Creek3 is a short canal that drains into Coquille River. Reference: U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Riverton, Oregon, 1975.

China Creek4Coos County.
China Creek4 flows southeast into South Fork Coquille River near China Flat. It has long been an area of placer and hard rock mining. Reference: Oregon Gold 2010; U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, China Flat, Oregon, 1996.

China Creek Road1Coos County.
China Creek Road1 parallels China Creek2 for a short distance before heading in an easterly direction. Its name is taken from nearby China Creek. Reference: “China Creek, Oregon”; U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Dora, Oregon, 1986.

China Creek Road2Coos County.
China Creek Road2 parallels China Creek4 on the creek’s west side. Reference: “China Creek, Oregon”; U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, China Flat, Oregon, 1996.

China FlatCoos County.
China Flat is on the east side of the South Fork Coquille River about ¼ of a mile south of China Creek4. There was both placer and hard rock mining for gold in the area. Reference: Oregon Gold 2010; U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, China Flat, Oregon, 1996.

China Flat Campground.Coos County. 
China Flat Campground is situated on China Flat. It is on the Rogue-Coquille Scenic Byway in the Siskiyou National Forest. Reference: U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, China Flat, Oregon, 1996. Photo.

China GulchCoos County.
The creek in China Gulch flows southeast into the Rogue River. There was extensive gold mining in the area that continues today. Reference: Oregon Gold 2010; U.S.G.S. quadrangle 7.5’ series, Mt. Reuben, Oregon, 1998. 

China Gulch RapidsCoos County.
China Gulch Rapids is at the confluence of China Gulch and the Rogue River northwest of the town of Rand. There was widespread gold mining in the area. Reference: U.S.G.S. 30x60’ series, Canyonville, Oregon.

China WallCoos County.
China Wall is along portions of China Creek2. The wall is made of stacked stones that were removed from the creek by Chinese placer miners in their search for gold. Reference: Oregon Gold 2010; U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Dora, Oregon, 1986.

Coquille Valley Chinese MinesCoos County.
Chinese miners were prevalent in Coquille Valley by the early 1870's. The Chinese were forced from their mines by Euro-American miners in the mid 1880's. Reference: Douthit 1999: 101.

East Fork China CreekCoos County.
East Fork China Creek is a tributary stream about ¾ miles in length that flows into China Creek2.
Reference: U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Dora, Oregon, 1986.

Johnson Creek Chinese CampCoos County.
Johnson Creek Chinese Camp was the home of 80 Chinese placer miners in 1898. Reference: Miller 2009.

Parkersburg CanneryCoos County.
The Parkersburg Cannery saw 24-30 Chinese workers arrive by train, to include their provisions and various religious objects on September 6, 1898. Reference: Miller 2009a.

Whiskey Run CreekCoos County.
Whiskey Run Creek is about six miles north of the town of Bandon. It was a large Chinese placer operation processing beach and river sand in the late 1800's. Reference: Oregon Gold 2010; U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Bullards, Oregon. 1970.

References

“China Creek, Oregon.” MapQuest. http://www.mapquest.com/ Accessed December 15, 2010.

Douthit, Nathan. 1999. A Guide to Oregon South Coast History. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press.

Miller, Marilee. 2009. Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point, Oregon. http://www.coquillevalley.org/ Accessed  November 17, 2010.

_______. 2009a.Coquille City Herald. http://www.coquillevalley.org/ Accessed  November 22, 2010.

Oregon Gold. 2010. “Coos County Gold Claims.” http://www.oregongold.net/ Accessed November 23, 2010.

U.S.G.S. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Bourne, Oregon, 1984.

_______. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Brandon, Oregon, 1980.

_______. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, China Flat, Oregon, 1996.

_______. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Dora, Oregon, 1986.

_______. Quadrangle 7.5’ series, Mt. Reuben, Oregon, 1998.

_______. 30x60’ series, Canyonville, Oregon.