Sams Valley, Oregon

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Sams Valley
Unincorporated community
Sams Valley is located in Oregon
Sams Valley
Sams Valley
Location within the state of Oregon
Sams Valley is located in the US
Sams Valley
Sams Valley
Sams Valley (the US)
Coordinates: 42°29′30″N 122°58′27″W / 42.49167°N 122.97417°W / 42.49167; -122.97417Coordinates: 42°29′30″N 122°58′27″W / 42.49167°N 122.97417°W / 42.49167; -122.97417
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Elevation 1,273 ft (388 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97525
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1126544[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Sams Valley is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Oregon, United States.[1] It lies along Oregon Route 234 northeast of Gold Hill, in the Medford area.[2]

Originally named "Moonville",[3] the community takes its name from a valley that was named after Chief Sam of the Rogue River tribe of Native Americans.[4] Sams Valley post office ran from 1873 until 1953.[4] Today residents consider the communities of Beagle, Antioch and Table Rock part of Sams Valley.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Sams Valley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 20, 1980. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 61. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b Fattig, Paul (September 19, 1999). "Speaking up for Sams Valley". Mail Tribune. 
  4. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 844. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.