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Curry County

Port Orford Heads State Park in Port Orford.

Port Orford Heads State Park in Port Orford. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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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 (2016): 22,600
Established: Dec. 18, 1855
Elev. at Gold Beach: 60'
Area: 1,648 sq. mi.
Average Temp.: January 45.0° July 65.0°
Assessed Value: $2,893,247,655
Real Market Value: $3,928,379,180
Annual Precipitation: 82.67"
Economy: Forest products, agriculture, commercial and sport fishing, recreation and tourism


Curry County map

Related resources
Historical Records Inventory
Scenic Image
"County QuickFacts" (population and economic data from U.S. Census Bureau)
County Seat Map (from Yahoo! Maps)
County Map (from ODOT)


Incorporated cities
Brookings | Gold Beach | Port Orford


Points of interest
Coastal ports, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Cape Sebastian and Samuel H. Boardman State Parks, Rogue River Japanese Bomb Site, and Thomas Creek Bridge near Brookings – Oregon’s highest bridge at 345 feet


History and general information
Named after Territorial Governor George L. Curry, the county was a part of “Coose” 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.


County officials
Commissioners—Court Boice 2021, Sue Gold 2021, Thomas C. Huxley 2019; Dist. Atty. Everett Dial 2021; Assess. Jim Kolen 2021; Clerk Renee Kolen 2021; Sheriff John Ward 2021; Surv. Reily Smith; Treas. Debra Crumley 2021


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