Curry County



Agate Beach Chinese Jade Mine. Curry County.
Agate Beach Chinese Jade Mine was above Agate Beach near the town of Gold Beach. Chinese miners in the 1800's reportedly mined jade (nephrite), shipping it to China. Reference: Southern Oregon.com.

Chetco River Chinese Mining Camp. Curry County.
Chinese placer miners established a camp on the Chetco River between the towns of Brookings and Harbor. Reference: Douthit 1999.

China Bar. Curry County.
China Bar is located on the Rogue River about one half mile above the mouth of Mule Creek. The bar was named for Chow Long who lived in the area. Reference: McArthur and McArthur 2003: 198; U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ Series, Kelsey Peak, Oregon, 1998.

China Creek. Curry County.
China Creek empties into the Pacific Ocean at Samuel Boardman State Park, north of the town of Brookings. An early placer gold site, mining at China Creek dates to 1852-1853. Reference: Bright 1961: 215; U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Carpenterville, Oregon, 1998.

China Bar Rapids. Curry County.
China Bar Rapids are located between China Bar and Mule Creek. The rapids are approximately 0.2 miles in length and ranked as class III. It was named after nearby China Bar. Reference: U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Marial, Oregon, 1998.

China Mountain. Curry County.
China Mountain has a northwest-southeast trend with peaks at 1388 feet above sea level. It lies between Chap Creek and Hubbard Creek about four miles southeast of the town of Port Orford. Reference: U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Port Orford, Oregon, 1980.

China Mountain Road. Curry County.China Mountain Road is located in the town of Port Orford. Its name is derived from China Mountain that lies east of the town. Reference: U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Port Orford, Oregon, 1980.

China Peak. Curry County.
China Peak is 2040 feet above sea level on Moon Mountain. It is about nine miles east of the town of Port Oxford. Its shape is roughly that of the peasant hat worn by early Chinese immigrants. Reference: U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Mount Butler, Oregon, 1980.

References

Bright, Verne. 1961. “Blue Mountain Eldorados: Auburn: 1861.” Oregon Historical Quarterly, September: 213-228.

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

McArthur, Lewis A. and Lewis L. McArthur. 2003. Oregon Geographic Names. 7th ed. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press.

Southern Oregon.com. "Gold Beach, Oregon." http://www.southernoregon.com/ Accessed July 5, 2014.

U.S.G.S. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Carpenterville, Oregon, 1980.

_______. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Kelsey Peak, Oregon, 1998.

_______. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Marial, Oregon, 1998.

_______. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Mount Butler, Oregon, 1980.

_______. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Port Oxford, Oregon, 1980