Jefferson County, Oregon Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Oregon Gotoarrow.png Jefferson County

County Courthouse
66 SE D Street, Suite D,
Madras, Oregon 97741

  • Culver was the county seat 1914 to 1916

Records Held at the Courthouse

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Jefferson County, Oregon
Named for Mount Jefferson, located on west boundary. It was named in turn for Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States of America by Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.

Parent County

12 Decembr 1914: Created from Crook County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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Culver | Madras | Metolius

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Ashwood | Camp Sherman | Horse Heaven | Warm Springs

Indian Reservation

Warm Springs (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs)

Neighboring Counties

Crook | Deschutes | Linn | Marion | Wasco | Wheeler

Trivia Tidbits

Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits


Cemeteries (rural area)

Gray Butte Cemetery


  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records



Land and Property


Military History and Records


Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers



  1. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)