Beaver Hill, Oregon

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Beaver Hill, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Beaver Hill is located in Oregon
Beaver Hill
Beaver Hill
Beaver Hill is located in the US
Beaver Hill
Beaver Hill
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°13′47″N 124°16′06″W / 43.22972°N 124.26833°W / 43.22972; -124.26833Coordinates: 43°13′47″N 124°16′06″W / 43.22972°N 124.26833°W / 43.22972; -124.26833
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Elevation[1] 138 ft (42 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 1117447

Beaver Hill is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is about 12 miles (19 km) 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.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Beaver Hill". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 51. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 227. ISBN 0-87004-332-3. 
  4. ^ a b c "A Selective Chronology of South Coast History: Origins to 1899". Coos Historical & Maritime Museum. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Locomotive hauling ore railroad cars, Beaver Hill Coal Mine mill, Coos Bay, Oregon, ca. 1912". University of Washington. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 66. ISBN 978-0875952772. 

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