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Scio is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. The population was 838 at the 2010 census.HistoryOregon Geographic Names suggests that Scio was named by one of the original residents, William McKinney, who, with Henry L. Turner, set up a flour mill at the new town. Turner suggested McKinney come up with a name for the place, and McKinney used the name of his former home, Scio, Ohio.Scio in Ohio is, in turn named for a Greek island called Chios; the Italian version of the name is Scio.Scio post office, headed by postmaster Euphronius Wheeler, was established on October 3, 1860.Thomas Creek, which flows through the city, was named for Frederick Thomas, who obtained a Donation Land Claim and settled on the banks of the creek in 1846.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.38sqmi, all land.ClimateThis region experiences warm and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Scio has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.
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Popular things to do in Scio

Shimanek Bridge
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Scio Museum
Duration: 2 hours

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