The Port Orford post office was established in 1855 and is recognized as one of the earliest Oregon post offices as recorded by the Oregon Historical Quarterly.
This fascinating early Port Orford postmark was in use shortly after the Post Office was established.
In 1878 there were three post offices in the county, at Port Orford, Ellensburg (now Gold Beach), and Chetco. In 1898 we have thirteen, as follows: Langlois, Hare, Eckley, Denmark, Port Orford, Ophir, Wedderburn, Gold Beach, Illahe, Irma, Ferry, Harbor, and Chetco. [1878-1898 Two Decades in Curry, by J. H. Upton]
We are currently researching when the Post Office first moved from its initial location on HWY 101 to it’s present day location on 7th and Jackson. If you know, we’d love to hear from you!