Gravelford, Oregon facts for kids
|Elevation||56 ft (17 m)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1121336|
Gravelford is an unincorporated community in Coos County, Oregon, United States. It is about 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Myrtle Point, at the confluence of the North Fork Coquille River and the East Fork Coquille River.
The name of the community came from a natural ford in the stream. A post office with the name Gravel Ford was established in 1878 with Solomon J. McCloskey the first postmaster. Post office records always used the two-word spelling, but post office route maps and USGS topographical maps use the one-word spelling. The office closed in 1934, with mail going to Myrtle Point.
In 1915, Gravelford had two cheese factories, two churches, an Adventist academy, and a public school. As of 1990, only two houses remained of the town. Gravelford's volunteer fire department is a satellite station of Myrtle Point. Gravelford Cemetery was founded in 1884.
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