Talent is located in Jackson County
, between Medford
along old Highway 99
. The elevation here is 1,635' and temperatures vary from 20 to 65 degrees in winter, with occasional fog and snow. Summer temperatures are 65 to 110 degrees, with cool nights. Popular Outdoor Activities
are plentiful within the Rogue River National Forest
and along the scenic Rogue River
Jacob Wagner was the first recorded settler, completing his homestead in 1853, naming his settlement "Wagner." In 1854, the military came from Yreka and set up a fort on Jacob's property. The fort was named "Fort Wagner," and was intended to protect the travelers and early settlers from the Native Americans who had lived in the Bear Creek Valley for many years. There was never any trouble from the Indians, so Fort Wagner became a center for social activities and religious services. In 1889, A.P. Talent platted a townsite and named it "Talent." On November 2, 1910, Talent became an incorporated town.
Talent is part of the Medford-Ashland, Oregon metro area.
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09/18 Coming to The area
Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival Ashland OR May18-19 The Spring Thaw is Oregon's largest mountain bike event.
Azalea Festival Brookings OR May24-26 The community-wide festival includes a parade, street fair, art show, car show, flower & quilt shows, breakfasts and BBQ's