Steamboat, Jackson County, Oregon

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Steamboat, Jackson County,
Steamboat is located in Oregon
Steamboat is located in the United States
Coordinates: 42°04′32″N 123°12′18″W / 42.07556°N 123.20500°W / 42.07556; -123.20500Coordinates: 42°04′32″N 123°12′18″W / 42.07556°N 123.20500°W / 42.07556; -123.20500
CountryUnited States
2,503 ft (763 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID1150371[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Steamboat is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Oregon, United States.[1] It lies along Carberry Creek, a tributary of the Applegate River, in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest. Slightly west of Steamboat is the Jackson–Josephine county border, and the border with California is about 6 miles (10 km) to the south.[2]

According to Oregon Geographic Names (OGN), the name Steamboat derives from a mining term, "steamboated", meaning worked out or not up to expectations.[3] Steamboat Mine is slightly northeast of Steamboat.[4] The community had a post office named Steamboat that operated from 1888 to 1915.[3]

Other geographic features in the state have been similarly named, for example Steamboat Mountain near Steamboat and Steamboat Creek in the Calapooya Mountains.[3] The creek is associated with another unincorporated community named Steamboat in Douglas County.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Steamboat". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. January 1, 2000. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 54, 67. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
  3. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 910. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
  4. ^ "Steamboat" (Map). ACME Mapper 2.1. ACME Labs. Retrieved January 11, 2017.