Paisley is a city in Lake County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 10 fun and interesting facts about Paisley, Oregon, United States.
1. It is along Oregon Route 31 between Summer Lake and Lake Abert.
2. The population was 250 at the 2020 census.
3. There are two theories regarding the origin of the name “Paisley”.
4. One story says that Charles Mitchell Innes, from Scotland, named the place for Paisley in his home country, in about 1873.
5. Another informant stated that the place was named by Samuel G. Steele, also a native of Scotland.
6. Steele was the first postmaster of the Paisley post office, which was established in 1879.
7. Archeological sites from the 1930s at Paisley Caves and 1966 at Fort Rock give the oldest known evidence for early Native Americans.
8. Radiocarbon dating of coprolites indicate they are from 12,750 to 14,290 years before the present.
9. Paisley is home to an annual Mosquito Festival that raises funds for vector control. The festival is held the last full weekend of July.
10. Paisley is also home to the Paisley Players Community Theater, a non-profit organization with a board of directors. The group stages a play each year in the spring, either at the Community Center or the Paisley School Auditorium.