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Central Point is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. The population was 17,235 as of July 1, 2011. The city shares its southern border with Medford and is a part of the Medford metropolitan area. Central Point is home of the Jackson County Fair that occurs in July.HistoryAccording to the City of Central Point website, this community received its name because two important pioneer roads of the Rogue Valley crossed at this point which was near the center of the valley. One of these roads was the north and south road from the Willamette Valley and the other was the Road leading from Jacksonville, which was then the center of the settlement, northeast to Table Rock, Sams Valley and other localities. Central Point was named by Isaac Constant who was a pioneer of 1852 and who lived near the crossroads. The Magruder brothers established a store at this point in 1870 and a post office was soon given the name of Central Point. The town is on the Siskiyou line of the Southern Pacific Company and on the Pacific Highway and has an elevation of 1272ft.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.90sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsFive of the eight public schools of the Central Point School District are located in the city: Central Point Elementary School, Mae Richardson Elementary School, Jewett Elementary School, Scenic Middle School, and Crater High School.
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