Central Point, the first town in the valley, derived its name from the fact that it is almost in the center of the Rogue Valley (formerly known as the Bear Creek Valley). Central Point is home to the world's oldest and largest hearing dog facility, Dogs for the Deaf, and an award winning, internationally known cheese factory, the Rogue Creamery (established in 1935). It's also the location of the original Grange Co-op, an agricultural cooperative established in 1934. The Crater Rock Museum has on display many beautiful rocks, minerals and gems found in the area.
The Jackson County Fair Grounds is the home of the Jackson County Fair that includes great musical entertainment, rides, booths as well as the 4-H animal exhibits. The Rogue Valley Family Fun Center, southern Oregon's finest and largest family entertainment center is located in Central Point.