Little About Our Town of Scottsburg!
Situated near the head of tidewater on the mighty
River about 20 miles upstream from the Pacific Ocean, Scottsburg was
of the region’s earliest settlements. It was named for
founder Levi Scott,
who ran a mercantile business and other concerns. Ocean-going schooners
would sail up here and unload freight and passengers bound for the
valleys and gold fields of southern Oregon. Disastrous floods through
years took their tolls on the townsite through the years, especially on
structures close to the river.
Today’s goods and people travel along
Highway 38, which
starts in Reedsport and passes through Scottsburg on its way to Elkton,
Drain, and eventually, Interstate 5.
A few early-day buildings survive to this day, and
marked by interpretive signs.