Winston is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 15 interesting and amazing facts about Winston, Oregon, United States.
1. The city is located 7 miles southwest of Roseburg.
2. The population was 5,379 according to the 2010 United States Census.
3. It is home to Wildlife Safari.
4. In 1920, Oregon Route 99 was completed, directly linking Winston with the nearby community of Dillard, which had previously been separated by the Umpqua River.
5. In 1953, the city was incorporated under the name “Coos Junction”.
6. The first City Recorder (Gene Geyer) was employed.
7. The following year, Paul Bender was appointed as the mayor of Coos Junction. In 1955, a new City Charter was approved, and the town was officially renamed to Winston.
8. The Wildlife Safari was opened in 1972.
9. In 1986, a bronze statue was placed at the triangular junction in the center of town, in remembrance of Khayam, a cheetah from the safari who died of kidney failure.
10. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.65 square miles (6.86 km2), all of it being land.
11. Winston has a typical western Oregon Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csb), characterized by dry summers with cool mornings and hot afternoons, and chilly, rainy winters.
12. Winston is home to the Winston-Dillard School District.
13. The district consists of Douglas High School, Winston Middle School, Brockway Elementary, McGovern Elementary and Lookingglass Elementary.
14. Winston is also the home of a K-12 private school, Umpqua Valley Christian School.
15. The median age in the city was 38.9 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.