Play our Jacksonville History Trivia game!  Every Friday through Monday from April 3 through May 4, Historic Jacksonville, Inc. we have posted a daily Jacksonville history trivia question on Facebook.  Here are all 20 questions:

  1. What was the original name of Jacksonville?
  2. What Jacksonville gardens were a popular Pacific Northwest tourist destination around 1900?
  3. What was the last trial held at the historic County Courthouse before the county seat was moved from Jacksonville to Medford?
  4. How many Jacksonville schoolhouses have stood on Bigham Knoll?
  5. What was the nickname of the Rogue River Valley Railway’s Engine No. 1?
  6. What is the oldest government building in Oregon that has remained in continuous government use since it was constructed?
  7. What is the oldest Jacksonville residence still standing? 
  8. What building housed Jacksonville’s first museum?
  9. What was the first church built in the Rogue Valley?
  10. What notorious landmark originally stood on the site of Jacksonville’s Masonic Hall?
  11. What individual is credited with “saving” Jacksonville and leading its revival in the 1960s?
  12. What commercial building in Jacksonville once had a roller-skating rink?
  13. Name two U.S. Presidents who have spent the night in Jacksonville.
  14. Jacksonville was home to the first Chinatown in Oregon.  Where was it located?
  15. What is the oldest wooden commercial building still standing on Jacksonville’s California Street?
  16. Who was the first person buried in Jacksonville’s pioneer cemetery?
  17. What commercial building was the site of Jacksonville’s baseball field in the early 1900s—home to the Jacksonville Gold Bricks baseball team?
  18. What Jacksonville building was constructed in the early 1900s as a sanitarium and health spa, part of the “Wellville” movement pioneered by the Kellogg brothers, inventors of Kellog’s Cornflakes?
  19. What Jacksonville organization was once described as having “something to do with driving the predatory wild animals out of the forest surrounding Jacksonville”?
  20. What flower was marketed in the 1900s as “Jacksonville Gold”?

Message your answers to us on Facebook (historicjville) or e-mail us at“>“>“>  All answers must be submitted by Thursday, May 7.  The person with the most correct answers to the 20 questions will win a $25 gift certificate good at restaurants and stores throughout Jacksonville to enjoy once we can get out again.  In the event of a tie, we’ll send out tie breaker questions to the finalists.  Good luck!

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