The picturesque town of Scottsburg is located along the always scenic Hwy 38 in Douglas County
. As a community on the Umpqua River
, Scottsburg was once a major river port, now a quiet hide away with several historic buildings. It is situated downriver from Elkton
, about 20 miles upstream from the Pacific Ocean
. It was named for founder Levi Scott, who ran a mercantile business. Ocean-going schooners would sail up here and unload freight and passengers bound for the interior valleys and gold fields of southern Oregon.
Fishing for salmon and steelhead on the Umpqua is a very popular venue for visitors and residents alike.
There is also a Scottsburg, Indiana.