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Pinehurst, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Elevation 3,373 ft (1,028 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1125418
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System

Pinehurst is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Oregon, United States, on Oregon Route 66 (OR 66) about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Ashland. It is along Jenny Creek near Round Prairie between the Siskiyou Mountains and the foothills of the Cascade Range.

History

Pinehurst was one of the small sawmill towns along an early stagecoach and wagon freight route between the Rogue Valley and the Klamath Basin. This road, also known as the Green Springs Highway, was the original route of the Applegate Trail. The name "Pinehurst" comes from the word "pine" and the Old English word hurst, meaning woods. Pinehurst is named for its location in a Ponderosa Pine belt.

In 1878, there was a post office in the Pinehurst area named "Pioneer"; it closed in 1882. The nearby post office named "Shake" established in 1886 was moved and renamed "Pinehurst" in 1911. In 1915, Pinehurst had a population of 20 and a public school. By 1940, Pinehurst had a population of ten. An inn at the town was formerly the supper stop on the Greyhound bus route between Ashland and Klamath Falls until it burned down. As of 1990 the only structure in the community was a two-story log structure dating to the 1920s. The log building was a roadhouse that was built when OR 66 bypassed the former Applegate Trail route. As of 2010, the building was a bed and breakfast—the Historic Pinehurst Inn—but has since closed.

The original stagecoach stop was the 1904 ranch house at Green Springs Box R Ranch in the Pinehurst area. The owners sold part of the property in 2016 to New Frontier Ranch, which offers guest accommodations.

The nearby Buckhorn Mineral Springs Resort is a historic mineral spa on the National Register of Historic Places.

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Pinehurst has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.


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