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Starvation Heights
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Elevation 1,332 ft (406 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1136786
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System

Starvation Heights is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is about 4 miles (6 km) north of the community of Rogue River, and 9 miles (14 km) east-northeast of Grants Pass. It lies along East Evans Creek Road off Interstate 5 and Oregon Route 99.

It was named before 1883 for its poor and infertile soil, a granite-like mix which supported only scrub vegetation. The neighboring rise is slightly lower in elevation, but had rich soil. Failed farmers were said to be "starved out" when they moved on.


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