Jackson County Courthouse (Jacksonville, Oregon)

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Jackson County Courthouse
Former Jackson County courthouse, in Jacksonville
Coordinates 42°18′52″N 122°57′56″W / 42.31444°N 122.96556°W / 42.31444; -122.96556Coordinates: 42°18′52″N 122°57′56″W / 42.31444°N 122.96556°W / 42.31444; -122.96556
Governing body Southern Oregon Historical Society
Part of Jacksonville Historic District (#66000950)
Added to NRHP November 13, 1966[1]

The Jackson County Courthouse is a former county courthouse in Jacksonville, Oregon, United States, built in 1883.[2] The courthouse is a contributing property of the Jacksonville Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).[3] It was formerly the Jacksonville Museum owned by Jackson County and operated by the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS), which also managed several other historic properties in Jacksonville. The museum in the courthouse closed in 2006 because of lack of funding.[4] In 2010, the Jacksonville Heritage Society was formed to assume management of the historic Courthouse, the 1873 Cornelius C. Beekman House, the 1863 Cornelius C. Beekman Bank, and the 1868 St. Joseph's Catholic Rectory. The SOHS still operates Hanley Farm in Central Point and a research library in Medford.

The current Jackson County Courthouse, also listed on the NRHP, is in Medford, where the county seat was moved in 1926.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Ross, Marion D.; Owens, Christopher (1971). "Jackson County Courthouse". Historic American Buildings Survey. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 2. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Illustrating Four Treatments in Oregon: Jacksonville National Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved April 18, 2008. 
  4. ^ "About Us". Southern Oregon Historical Society. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 

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