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Encyclopedia > Curry County, Oregon

Curry County is a county located in the state of Oregon. The county was named for George Law Curry, territorial governor of Oregon for much of the time between 1853 and 1859. As of 2000, the population is 21,137. The county seat of Curry County is Gold Beach. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski Official languages None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2. ... Oregon Geographic Names is an authoritative compilation of the origin and meaning of place names in the state of Oregon. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gold Beach, Oregon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

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Economy

In 1852 explorers discovered gold and other precious metals in the rivers and along the beaches of this area. As a result, settlement in the county was concentrated along the coast, depending primarily on water transportation. The slow development of inland transportation routes kept the county relatively isolated well into the twentieth century. While there is still some mining of cobalt, nickel, and chromium in the Gasaquet Mountain area, the economy has reoriented to agriculture and timber. Port Orford cedar (also known as Lawson's Cypress) and myrtlewood are important export products. Binomial name Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (A. Murray) Parl. ... Myrtlewood is the hard wood of the Myrtle tree, an evergreen native to the US states of Oregon and California, and to Israel. ...


The county has excellent grazing areas for raising cattle and sheep. The county also produces blueberries, horticultural nursery stock, and 90% of all Easter lilies raised in the United States. In 2001, the native tanoak in the county were afflicted by Sudden oak death, caused by infection of Phytophthora ramorum, which has threatened the success of the local nurseries; however, the infection has been successfully contained to an area 12 miles in size. Tourism is also important to Curry County. The Forest Service owns 59% of the land within the county boundaries. The Port of Brookings is considered one of the safest harbors on the coast. The Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum) is a flower which is noted for its irregular blooming periods. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Binomial name Lithocarpus densiflorus (Hook. ... Binomial name Phytophthora ramorum Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum) is a water mould infection which afflicts some oak species and some other trees and shrubs, causing them to die rapidly. ... Species Phytophthora cactorum Phytophthora cinnamomi Phytophthora infestans Phytophthora lateralis Phytophthora ramorum Phytophthora is a genus of water mould, and a pathogen of considerable economic importance. ... The USDA Forest Service, a United States government agency within the United States Department of Agriculture, is under the leadership of the United States Secretary of Agriculture. ...


Geography

The county originally contained about 1,500 square miles. However, boundary adjustments with Coos County in 1872 and 1951 and Josephine County in 1880 and 1927 increased the area to 5,150 km² (1,989 mi²). 4,215 km² (1,627 mi²) of it is land and 935 km² (361 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 18.16% water. Coos County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Josephine County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Located in Curry County is Cape Blanco, the westernmost point in Oregon, with a longitude of 124 degrees, 33 minutes and 46 seconds. Cape Blanco refer to Nouadhibou on the coast of Africa. ... Map of Earth showing curved lines of longitude Longitude, sometimes denoted λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ...


Adjacent Counties

Coos County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Josephine County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 21,137 people, 9,543 households, and 6,183 families residing in the county. The population density is 5/km² (13/mi²). There are 11,406 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.89% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 2.14% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. 3.60% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 9,543 households out of which 20.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% are married couples living together, 7.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.20% are non-families. 29.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.19 and the average family size is 2.66. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 19.20% under the age of 18, 4.80% from 18 to 24, 20.00% from 25 to 44, 29.40% from 45 to 64, and 26.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 49 years. For every 100 females there are 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $30,117, and the median income for a family is $35,627. Males have a median income of $31,772 versus $22,416 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,138. 12.20% of the population and 9.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.60% of those under the age of 18 and 10.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Curry County was created on December 18, 1855, from the southern part of Coos County. Initially it was proposed that the new county be name after Captain William Tichenor, council member from Port Orford. However, he declined because his constituents wanted to honor the territorial governor, George L. Curry. Upon creation of Curry County, the Territorial Legislature fixed the county seat temporarily at Port Orford until the citizens of the county could determine a permanent site. In 1859, following an informal vote of county citizens during the general election, Ellensburg (later known as Gold Beach) was designated the county seat. December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Port Orford is a town located in Curry County, Oregon. ... Gold Beach, Oregon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Cities and towns

Brookings is a city located in Curry County, Oregon. ... Gold Beach, Oregon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Harbor, Oregon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Port Orford is a town located in Curry County, Oregon. ...

External links

  • Brookings, Oregon: General Discussion, Forum Posting, Links
  • Brookings-Harbor and Curry County, Oregon: Century 21 Agate Realty: Bruce Weese, Broker website



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Curry County, Oregon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (734 words)
Curry County is a county located in the state of Oregon.
In the county, the population is spread out with 19.20% under the age of 18, 4.80% from 18 to 24, 20.00% from 25 to 44, 29.40% from 45 to 64, and 26.60% who are 65 years of age or older.
Curry County was created on December 18, 1855, from the southern part of Coos County.
Josephine County, Oregon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (814 words)
The U.S. government is landlord of the majority of the land within the county boundaries, with the Bureau of Land Management owning of 28% of the lands within the county boundaries, most of which are Oregon and California Railroad lands, and the Forest Service in possession of 39%.
In the county, the population is spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 27.20% from 45 to 64, and 20.10% who are 65 years of age or older.
The county seat was originally located in Sailor Diggings, but in July of 1857 was relocated to Kerbyville, situated on the main route between the port of Crescent City, California and the gold fields.
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