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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]

Unincorporated community
Applegate is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Applegate is located in the US
Applegate (the US)
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
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97527
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1117019[1]


Wine productionEdit

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]


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