Named after Jackson Creek, Jacksonville was founded after the discovery of gold deposits circa the 1850's. With a total area of just under 2 square miles, the city claims 2,700 inhabitants. Approximately a third of the residents are families.
Known as the Heart of Southern Oregon Wine Country, Jacksonville is the gateway to the Applegate Valley. Along the Applegate Trail, 18 wineries keep locals and tourists alike busy with spectacular views, amazing wines, and a comfortable atmosphere. With events such as the annual Uncorked, visitors flock to these unique locations to experience Oregon's wine country.
Jacksonville hosts the annual Britt Festival that runs from June to August. The festival was born in 1963 and has grown into the greatly popular event that it is today. High profile artists travel from all over to perform for guests, and guests travel from all over to see them.