Beaver Hill, Oregon

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Beaver Hill is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located about 12 miles south of the city of Coos Bay, east of U.S. Route 101 and west of Oregon Route 42.[2]

Like nearby Coaledo, Beaver Hill was formerly a coal mining community.[3] The Beaver Hill mine was opened in 1894 by the J. D. Spreckels Company and the town was later owned by Southern Pacific.[4][5] By 1896, Beaver Hill was an important community in the area and on January 11, it incorporated as a city.[4] In 1926, 15 of the city's 16 remaining voters chose to disincorporate.[4] Today there is nothing left at the site.[2]

The community had a branch off the Coos Bay Line of the Southern Pacific Railroad, but it never had a post office by the name Beaver Hill.[6] The post office at this locale was named Preuss; it ran from 1917 to 1924.[6] It was named for a local teacher, Rosa Preuss.[6] It is possible the name "Beaver Hill" for a post office would not have been approved because of the similarity to Beaverton and Beavercreek.

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Coordinates: 43°13′47″N 124°16′06″W / 43.2298322°N 124.268445°W / 43.2298322; -124.268445