city was founded 1850 by Aaron Rose where Deer Creek flows
into the South Umpqua River. The name has nothing to do with
the popular flower. It was incorporated in 1872, and was home
of the southern terminal of the Oregon & California Railroad.
Douglas County incorporates the entire watershed of the Umpqua
River, from its beginning high in the Cascades to where it
joins the Pacific Ocean at Reedsport.
What is it that stands out most about Roseburg?
That depends on whom you ask...
Ask a fisherman and no doubt youll hear about the beautiful
North Umpqua River, legendary for its trout, salmon and bass,
not to mention its status as one of the world's only rivers
with a native run of summer steelhead.
Talk to another recreationalist and youll learn about
the phenomenal hiking, boating, rafting, waterfall exploring,
golfing and dozens of other activities that are available
in or just moments away from Roseburg.
An out-of-towner may tell you about experiencing one of the
most state-of-the-art, friendly and informative Visitors Centers
theyve ever seen or their fascinating tour through one
of North Americas preeminent exotic wildlife parks.
They may talk of the areas fertile wine region and outstanding
vintners or, if they prefer history over grapes, our covered
bridges or acclaimed museum.
Roseburg is certainly all of the above, but it is also much
more. To get the most complete picture of Roseburg, you need
to talk to someone who calls our community home. Someone who
grew up here and has never found another community whose quality
of life could equal Roseburgs. Or the person who relocated
here because of a great business opportunity and has discovered
that Roseburg is one of the best kept secrets anywhere (which,
to their good fortune, they are now in on).
The bottom line is this: Roseburg stands out as a wonderful
place to visit, but its even better living, working
and playing here.
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