Medford, Oregon is the county seat of Jackson County and is situated in a fertile agricultural area that was once part of the Shasta Indian Reservation. The city was named after Medford, Massachusetts, as it was the home of a railroad worker who became the founding donor of the city.
In recent years, the city has experienced rapid growth. Reaching just over 64,000 residents in 2010, up from 18,000 in 1990.
The city offers many different recreational activities for residents including golf courses, hiking trails, swimming pools, tennis courts and other sports facilities. The city also hosts both college and professional sporting events such as football at the Ron Tonkin Field and hockey at the Medford Memorial Coliseum.
There are many different attractions to visit in Medford and it is home to one of Oregon’s oldest buildings, the 1841 Jacob Kamm House. Other popular tourist attractions include the Historic Jackson County Courthouse and O’Brien Park.
There are many different things to do in Medford including visiting the local museums like the Southern Oregon Historical Society Museum and visiting their many theatrical performances such as shows at Rogue Theater or plays at Medford’s Egan Playhouse.
There is also plenty of shopping to do in Medford from food markets to boutiques or browsing through antique stores.