Myrtle Point is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, established in 1887. Take a look below for 10 fascinating and fun facts about Myrtle Point, Oregon, United States.
1. The population was 2,514 at the 2010 census.
2. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.62 square miles (4.20 km2), of which 1.61 square miles (4.17 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
3. Myrtle Point is about 15 miles (24 km) from the Pacific Ocean in southwestern Oregon.
4. Oregon Route 42, which runs generally east−west from near Roseburg to near Coos Bay, passes through Myrtle Point.
5. The South Fork Coquille River receives the east fork of the Coquille River just south of the city, and the combined stream receives the North Fork Coquille River just north of Myrtle Point.
6. The city is 131 feet (40 m) above sea level.
7. The inland valley climate is typically mild and often wet.
8. The record high in Myrtle Point is 107 °F (42 °C), which was observed on August 15, 2020, while the record low is 5 °F (−15 °C), which was observed on December 21, 1990.
9. The Coos County Fair is held yearly in Myrtle Point, near the campus of Myrtle Point High School.There is a Logging Museum in Myrtle Point. It has about a dozen beautifully carved scenes on 3’ x 5’ slabs of Myrtlewood. Outside it has a 20 foot tall logger to advertise the museum.
10. Myrtle Point uses a city council consisting of seven elected members including the city mayor. The current mayor of Myrtle Point is Mike West.