- Start: Jacksonville, OR
- End: Medford, OR
- Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:28
- Total Mileage: 9 Miles
- Number of stops: 4
Tiny, nearly forgotten, and remarkably unspoiled, Jacksonville could easily be mistaken for a town lost in time. In the late 1800s, the stagecoach and railroad passed Jacksonville by and development ground to a halt. As a result, the town looks almost exactly as it did 100 years ago. A relentlessly charming place of 19th-century businesses like the Beekman Bank and tastefully elegant homes, Jacksonville is anything but a ghost town. From June to September, the town hums to the lively and eclectic sounds of the Peter Britt Music Festival. Year-round, you can indulge yourself at some of Oregon's finest restaurants. Jacksonville is one of only eight U.S. towns that have been designated as National Historic Landmarks. While its gold mining days may have ended long ago, this is still a town of considerable riches.