Place:Jefferson, Oregon, United States

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NameJefferson
Alt namesJeffersonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates44.633°N 121.333°W
Located inOregon, United States     (1914 - )
See alsoCrook, Oregon, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,720. The county seat is Madras. It is named after Mount Jefferson.

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History

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Jefferson County was created on December 12, 1914, from a portion of Crook County. The county owes much of its agricultural prosperity to the railroad, which links Madras with the Columbia River, and was completed in 1911, and to the development of irrigation projects in the late 1930s. The railroad was completed despite constant feuds and battles between two lines working on opposite sides of the Deschutes River.

Madras was incorporated in 1911, and has been the permanent county seat since a general election in 1916. The first (temporary) county seat was Culver, which was selected by a three man commission appointed by the governor. Due to repeated tie votes over several days (with one vote each cast for Culver, Metolius and Madras). The deadlock was eventually broken by allowing the Metolius Commissioner to post the tie-breaker, by voting for Culver. [1]

Rapid development in adjacent Deschutes County, Oregon during the 1990s has farmers in Jefferson County concerned that they may be priced out of their own farmlands, which could be replaced by destination resorts, golf courses, and other amenities for recent arrivals.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1864 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1881 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1883 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1886 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1914 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1920 3,211
1930 2,291
1940 2,042
1950 5,536
1960 7,130
1970 8,548
1980 11,599
1990 13,676

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External links

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