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Jackson County

A statue of a chess player in downtown Medford.

A statue of a chess player in downtown Medford. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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Contact
County Seat: Courthouse, 10 S Oakdale Ave., Medford 97501
Phone: 541-774-6029 (General); 541-776-7171 (Court Administrator - Justice Bldg., 100 S Oakdale Ave., Medford 97501)
Fax: 541-774-6455
Email: walkercd@jacksoncounty.org
Web: www.jacksoncounty.org

 

About
Population (2013): 206,310
Established: Jan. 12, 1852
Elev. at Medford: 1,382'
Area: 2,801 sq. mi.
Average Temp.: January 37.6° July 72.5°
Assessed Value: $17,442,139,138
Real Market Value: $22,520,312,036
Annual Precipitation: 19.84"
Economy: Medical, retail, tourism, agriculture, manufacturing and forest products

 

Jackson County map

Related resources
History
Historical Records Inventory
Scenic Image
"County QuickFacts" (from U.S. Census Bureau)
County Seat Map (from Yahoo! Maps)
County Map (from ODOT)

 

Incorporated cities
Ashland | Butte Falls | Central Point | Eagle Point | Gold Hill | Jacksonville | Medford | Phoenix | Rogue River | Shady Cove | Talent

 

Points of interest
Mt. Ashland Ski Resort, Historic Jacksonville, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Peter Britt Music Festival, Southern Oregon University, pear orchards, Howard Prairie Lake, Emigrant Lake, Hyatt Lake, Fish Lake, Rogue River, Lithia Park, Lost Creek Dam, Butte Creek Mill, Crater Lake Highway

 

History and general information
Named for President Andrew Jackson, Jackson County was formed in 1852 from Lane County and the unorganized area south of Douglas and Umpqua Counties. It included lands which now lie in Coos, Curry, Josephine, Klamath and Lake Counties. The discovery of gold near Jacksonville in 1852 and completion of a wagon road, which joined the county with California to the south and Douglas County to the north, brought many pioneers.

 

County officials
Commissioners—Doug Breidenthal (R) 2017, Rick Dyer (R) 2019, Colleen Roberts (R) 2019; Dist. Atty. Beth Heckert 2017; Assess. Josh Gibson 2017; Clerk Chris Walker 2019; Justice of the Peace Joe Charter 2017;
Sheriff Corey Falls 2019; Surv. Scott Fein 2017; Finance Director/Treas. Shannon Bell; Co. Admin. Danny Jordan

 

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