Midland, Oregon

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Midland
Unincorporated community
Midland is located in Oregon
Midland
Midland
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 42°7′51″N 121°49′9″W / 42.13083°N 121.81917°W / 42.13083; -121.81917Coordinates: 42°7′51″N 121°49′9″W / 42.13083°N 121.81917°W / 42.13083; -121.81917
Country United States
State Oregon
County Klamath
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97634

Midland is an unincorporated community in Klamath County, Oregon, United States, about eight miles south of Klamath Falls on U.S. Route 97. The site was platted in 1908 and named Midland, with a post office established in 1909.[1] At the time it was said the name was chosen because the town was halfway between Portland and San Francisco on the proposed Cascade Line of the Southern Pacific Railroad.[1] It is not halfway, however, and it is now thought that the name refers to the town's site on land partly surrounded by marshes.[1]

When the Cascade Line reached Midland, the community served as a depot and shipping point for cattle and other livestock, and it once had two general stores, a hotel with a saloon, a livery stable, a warehouse for grain and a telephone office.[2] Little remains in Midland today, but Klamath County's visitor center is located there.[2]

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Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Midland has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]

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