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)
Population (2011): 203,950
Established: Jan. 12, 1852
Elev. at Medford: 1,382'
Area: 2,801 sq. mi.
Average Temp.: January 37.6° July 72.5°
Assessed Value: $16,373,155,857
Real Market Value: $20,963,859,574
Annual Precipitation: 19.84"
Economy: Medical, retail, tourism, agriculture, manufacturing and forest products
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.
Commissioners—Doug Breidenthal (R) 2017, John Rachor (R) 2015, Don Skundrick (R) 2015; Dist. Atty. Beth Heckert 2017; Assess. Josh Gibson 2017; Clerk Chris Walker 2015; Justice of the Peace Joe Charter 2017;
Sheriff Michael Winters 2015; Surv. Scott Fein 2017; Finance Director/Treas. Shannon Bell; Co. Admin. Danny Jordan