Starvation Heights, Oregon

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Starvation Heights
Unincorporated community
Starvation Heights is located in Oregon
Starvation Heights
Starvation Heights
Starvation Heights is located in the US
Starvation Heights
Starvation Heights
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 42°29′07″N 123°10′05″W / 42.48528°N 123.16806°W / 42.48528; -123.16806Coordinates: 42°29′07″N 123°10′05″W / 42.48528°N 123.16806°W / 42.48528; -123.16806
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Elevation 1,332 ft (406 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1136786[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Starvation Heights is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, in the U.S. state of Oregon.[1] It is about 4 miles (6 km) north of the community of Rogue River, and 9 miles (14 km) east-northeast of Grants Pass.[2] It lies along East Evans Creek Road off Interstate 5 and Oregon Route 99.[2]

It was named before 1883 for its poor and infertile soil, a granite-like mix which supported only scrub vegetation. The neighboring rise is slightly lower in elevation, but had rich soil. Failed farmers were said to be "starved out" when they moved on.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Starvation Heights". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 20, 1980. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 61. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ Sund, Cheryl Martin (2009). Rogue River: Images of America. Arcadia Publishing. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-7385-7091-4. Retrieved August 15, 2011 – via Google Books.