Rogue River (South Yamhill River tributary)

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Rogue River
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Downstream from Oregon Route 18 near Grande Ronde
Name origin: Native Americans forced to move from near the Rogue River in Southern Oregon to the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation[1]
Country United States
State Oregon
County Polk
Source Saddleback Mountain
 - location Polk County, Oregon
 - elevation 1,945 ft (593 m) [2]
 - coordinates 45°01′07″N 123°42′10″W / 45.01861°N 123.70278°W / 45.01861; -123.70278 [3]
Mouth South Yamhill River
 - location Grande Ronde, Polk County, Oregon
 - elevation 322 ft (98 m) [3]
 - coordinates 45°03′50″N 123°36′45″W / 45.06389°N 123.61250°W / 45.06389; -123.61250Coordinates: 45°03′50″N 123°36′45″W / 45.06389°N 123.61250°W / 45.06389; -123.61250 [3]
Length 6 mi (10 km) [4]
Location of the mouth of Rogue River (South Yamhill River) in Oregon

The Rogue River is a tributary of the South Yamhill River in Polk County, Oregon, United States. It enters the South Yamhill about 1,000 feet (300 m) north of Grand Ronde. It is sometimes referred to as Rogue Creek.[3]

It was named for the Rogue River Indians who lived along its banks after they were forced to move from Southern Oregon to the nearby Grand Ronde Indian Reservation.[1]

Its headwaters are on the northeast face of Saddleback Mountain, elevation 3,004 feet (916 m).

See also


  1. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 823. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  2. ^ Google Earth elevation for GNIS coordinates
  3. ^ a b c d "Rogue River". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved July 24, 2009. 
  4. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (Map) (1991 ed.). DeLorme Mapping. § 58. ISBN 0-89933-235-8.  Length is approximate.

External links

  • Yamhill Basin Council

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