Applegate, Oregon

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Applegate, Oregon
Applegate is located in Oregon
Applegate is located in the United States
Coordinates: 42°15′26″N 123°10′2″W / 42.25722°N 123.16722°W / 42.25722; -123.16722Coordinates: 42°15′26″N 123°10′2″W / 42.25722°N 123.16722°W / 42.25722; -123.16722
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)458 and 541
GNIS feature ID1117019[1]

Applegate is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is west of Medford on Oregon Route 238 and the Applegate River. The community was probably named for Lindsay Applegate, who, along with his brothers Jesse and Charles, explored the Applegate Valley while blazing the Applegate Trail.[2]

Wine production[edit]

In 2001, the Applegate Valley AVA became the sixth official wine appellation in Oregon.[3]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Applegate has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Applegate, Oregon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Pioneer Churches in Jackson County Archived September 10, 2006, at the Wayback Machine at the Northwest College of the Bible Archived July 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Appellations of Southern Oregon at Wines Northwest
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Applegate, Oregon

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