Charles Howard and his father, J.S. Howard, surveyed the new townsite for the railroad where only two families lived, the I.J. Phipps family and the C.W. Broback family.
Suggested names for the new town were: East Jacksonville, Middleford, Medford, Grand Central and Phippstown. On December 20, 1883, the town was named Medford by David Loring of the O. And C. R.R. after his home town of Medford, Massachusetts.
The depot was originally located in the middle of Main Street.
Erected by Southern Oregon Historical Society.
Location. 42° 19.434′ N, 122° 52.566′ W. Marker is in Medford, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of S Ivy St and W 8th St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medford OR 97501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Medford Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (about 400 feet away,
More about this marker. This historical marker is located near the center of Alba Park.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.