In the past few years,
Talent has been experiencing a period of residential and commercial
growth. New subdivisions and apartment complexes are either under
construction or have been completed. The Talent Industrial Park has
attracted new businesses to give more opportunities for employment.
The Urban Renewal Agency and the Historical Society meet regularly to
discuss ideas for further development, refurbishment of the town, and
The story of Talent begins in 1852 with the arrival of the first
recorded settler, Jacob Wagner. Jacob completed his homestead in 1853
and named his settlement "Wagner." In 1854, the military came from
Yreka and set up a fort on Jacob's property. The fort was named "Fort
Wagner," and was intended to protect the travelers and early settlers
from the Indians who had lived in the Bear Creek Valley for many
years. There was never any trouble from the Indians, so Fort Wagner
became a center for social activities and religious services.
There is controversy as to the first name of our town. Some say it was
"Wagner Creek Fort." Others say "Wagner Creek." Regardless, in 1889,
A.P. Talent platted a townsite and named it "Talent." On November 2,
1910, Talent became an incorporated town.
Talent has two grocery stores, a pharmacy, bank, public library, post
office, Laundromat, hardware store, several restaurants, veterinarian,
two gas stations, truck stop, medical/dental offices, and a variety of
other businesses. We have grade and middle schools, with students
commuting to Phoenix to more grade schools and the high school. The
City has a Mayor and City Council, Planning Commission, Parks
Commission, City Manager, City Planner, and Municipal Judge. City
police, building, water, street and park maintenance is provided to
the community. As of July 1, 1999, Talent's Fire Department annexed
into Jackson County Fire District No. 5. The fire district provides
service to the City of Talent and its residents.
For more information visit:
For Local Real Estate -
Lodging - Business &
on Top of
For Specific Hours & Fees to any Place
or Event above, please contact their number
or link provided.
To Add More Information
to this page,
Please Use this Free
"Add More Info Form"
supply your text info and we will add it in!
Free service for Non-Profit Organizations,
Cities, State Parks,
Public Events. For Business Listings
please use the Contact Us