County Seat: 94235 Moore St., Suite 212, Gold Beach 97444
Phone: 541-247-3295 (General); 541-247-4511 (Court Administrator)
Fax: 541-247-6440 (Elections Division)
Population (2011): 22,335
Established: Dec. 18, 1855
Elev. at Gold Beach: 60'
Area: 1,648 sq. mi.
Average Temp.: January 45.0° July 65.0°
Assessed Value: $2,533,799,094
Real Market Value: $3,024,475,157
Annual Precipitation: 82.67"
Economy: Forest products, agriculture, commercial and sport fishing, recreation and tourism
Points of interest
Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Cape Sebastian and Samuel H. Boardman State Parks, Rogue River Japanese Bomb Site and coastal ports
History and general information
Named after Territorial Governor George L. Curry, the county was a part of “Coose” [sic] County until it was created in 1855. Port Orford was the county seat until 1859 when it was replaced by Ellensburg (later renamed Gold Beach).
Curry County contains valuable standing timber and also offers spectacular coastal scenery, clamming and crabbing, excellent fishing (freshwater and saltwater), upriver scenic boat trips, hiking trails, and gold for the fun of panning. The Port of Brookings is considered one of the safest harbors on the coast.
Agricultural products include sheep and cattle, cranberries, blueberries, Easter lilies and horticultural nursery stock. Curry County is also a prolific producer of myrtlewood.
Commissioners—Susan Brown 2017, David G. Itzen 2015, David Brock Smith 2017; Dist. Atty. Everett Dial 2017; Assess. James V. Kolen 2017; Clerk Renee Kolen 2017; Sheriff John Bishop 2017; Surv. Bryan M. Flavin 2017; Treas. Debra Crumley 2017