Midland, Oregon

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Midland
Unincorporated community
Midland is located in Oregon
Midland
Midland
Location within the state of Oregon
Midland is located in the US
Midland
Midland
Midland (the US)
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 8 miles (13 km) 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]

Climate[edit]

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, Midland has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]

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