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Located in Southwestern Oregon, Josephine County is bordered on the south by California and the Pacific coast is just two hours away. Josephine County was created by the Territorial Legislature on January 22, 1856, from the western half of Jackson County. And was named for Josephine Rollins, the first white woman to settle in southern Oregon. Learn more about the history of Josephine County here.
Josephine County is mountainous, but also has two major valleys and three rivers; the Rogue, the Applegate and the Illinois. These scenic rivers are world renowned for whitewater rafting and fishing. Many Josephine County Parks are situated on the Rogue River; these parks offer camping and great activities such as disc golf, hiking, volleyball, softball and fishing.
One point of interest in Josephine County is the Grave Creek Covered Bridge; this is one of the few functional covered bridges that remain in southern Oregon. This historic bridge is the only covered bridge visible from the Oregon I-5 freeway.
News and Events
9-11-14 Foothill Boulevard Detour Map
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 15, 2014
Time 11:00 AM
Phone #: 541-474-5460
CULVERT REPLACEMENT PROJECT
ROAD CLOSURE set on Foothill Boulevard.
Foothill Boulevard will be closed to THROUGH traffic at Mile Post 2.3 beginning 6:00 AM, Oct... Read more...
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14-102 - Chief Deputy Assessor
Friday, September 26, 2014
Directly supervises the Administrative and Cartographic Sections and is responsible for all administrative aspects of the office of the Assessor. This includes manufactured home ownership, real property ownership, Assessorís budget preparation, budget review for taxing districts, compilation and... Read more...
14-101 - Public Health Clinic Nurse
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Josephine County Public Health is seeking qualified applicants. Provides a variety of public health nursing services in the care and treatment of clients in a public health clinic and in the community to prevent illness and communicable disease, harm reduction, and to promote health. May... Read more...
14-90 - Public Health Assistant
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Performs medical clinic support duties within public health clinics; does related work as required. This classification is distinguished from the clerical series in that duties are not primarily for clerical support, but rather medical/nutritional support which requires knowledge in those area... Read more...
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Dimmick Tower Demolition Project (Old Josephine Memorial Hospital)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 8:00 AM
Josephine County, Oregon, is accepting proposals from qualified persons or firms for regulated / hazardous building materials abatement and building demolition of an abandoned hospital, the Dimmick Tower, located in Grants Pass, Oregon. The Tower was constructed in 1962 and was used as a hospital un... Read more...
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