Sign in historic Scottsburg
Scottsburg is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. It is located on the Umpqua River and Oregon Route 38, and is about 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean. It was once a growing town but after a large flood in December 1861 the town declined. Scottsburg was named for pioneer Levi Scott. The city is located at what was the headwaters of navigation on the Umpqua River, some 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean. For a short time in the 1850s and 60s, it was a seaport servicing the interior of Southern Oregon.
Scottsburg was a transfer point for a stage line that ran from Drain, Oregon to Scottsburg. Once at Scottsburg, travelers boarded a steamboat and travelled down river to Gardiner, Oregon.
- Janet J. McCoy, High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Coordinates: 43°39′15″N 123°48′56″W / 43.65417°N 123.81556°W