How did Grants Pass get its name? I’ve heard several different versions.

The name, according to the City of Grants Pass, was selected to honor General U.S. Grant’s success at Vicksburg and a post office was established in 1865. Until after the turn of the century the name still retained the original spelling of Grant’s Pass, using an apostrophe. For more on the area’s history check out the Josephine County Historical Society.

Answered by John Chilson, Ask Oregon Expert
February 3rd, 2012

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