Pinehurst, Oregon

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Pinehurst, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Pinehurst, Oregon is located in Oregon
Pinehurst, Oregon
Pinehurst, Oregon
Pinehurst, Oregon is located in the US
Pinehurst, Oregon
Pinehurst, Oregon
Coordinates: 42°07′04″N 122°21′58″W / 42.11778°N 122.36611°W / 42.11778; -122.36611Coordinates: 42°07′04″N 122°21′58″W / 42.11778°N 122.36611°W / 42.11778; -122.36611
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Elevation 3,373 ft (1,028 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1125418[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Pinehurst is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Oregon, United States, on Oregon Route 66 (OR 66) about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Ashland.[1] It is along Jenny Creek near Round Prairie between the Siskiyou Mountains and the foothills of the Cascade Range.[2]


Pinehurst was one of the small sawmill towns along an early stagecoach and wagon freight route between the Rogue Valley and the Klamath Basin.[3] This road, also known as the Green Springs Highway, was the original route of the Applegate Trail.[4] The name "Pinehurst" comes from the word "pine" and the Old English word hurst, meaning woods.[5] Pinehurst is named for its location in a Ponderosa Pine belt.[3][6]

In 1878, there was a post office in the Pinehurst area named "Pioneer"; it closed in 1882.[5] The nearby post office named "Shake" established in 1886 was moved and renamed "Pinehurst" in 1911.[5] In 1915, Pinehurst had a population of 20 and a public school.[6] By 1940, Pinehurst had a population of ten.[3][6] An inn at the town was formerly the supper stop on the Greyhound bus route between Ashland and Klamath Falls until it burned down.[6] As of 1990 the only structure in the community was a two-story log structure dating to the 1920s.[6][7] The log building was a roadhouse that was built when OR 66 bypassed the former Applegate Trail route.[8] As of 2010, the building was a bed and breakfast—the Historic Pinehurst Inn—but has since closed.[4]

The original stagecoach stop was the 1904 ranch house at Green Springs Box R Ranch in the Pinehurst area.[9] The owners sold part of the property in 2016 to New Frontier Ranch, which offers guest accommodations.[9]

The nearby Buckhorn Mineral Springs Resort is a historic mineral spa on the National Register of Historic Places.[10]


Pinehurst School, which is about two miles west of the community, in an area known as Lincoln, is the only school in the Pinehurst School District.[11][12] It serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade.[11] The 1908 school building is recognized by Jackson County as having primary historical significance.[12][13]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Pinehurst has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[14]

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  1. ^ a b c "Pinehurst". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1980-11-20. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 69. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b c Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Oregon (1940). Oregon: End of the Trail. American Guide Series. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort. p. 441. OCLC 4874569. 
  4. ^ a b "Historic Pinehurst Inn". Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  5. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 765. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. p. 755. ISBN 0-87004-332-3. 
  7. ^ "History". Historic Pinehurst Inn. Retrieved 2001-01-15. 
  8. ^ Off the Beaten Path Oregon: A Guide to Unique Places. 
  9. ^ a b "Box R Beef". Box R Beef. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  10. ^ Engeman, Richard. "Buckhorn Mineral Springs Resort". Oregon Encyclopedia. Oregon Historical Society and Portland State University. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  11. ^ a b "Pinehurst School District 94". Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  12. ^ a b Achen, Paris (February 8, 2008). "Tell a Tale". Mail Tribune. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  13. ^ "Cultural and Historical Resource Survey". Jackson County, Oregon. 1992. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  14. ^ "Pinehurst, Oregon". Weatherbase. CantyMedia. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 

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