Many of the County Links
on the left will keep you specifically in or near Jefferson County here in Central Oregon
. We add new listings and links on a regular basis so bookmark this page and check back often.
The County was named after Mount Jefferson, the second highest peak in Oregon with an elevation of 10,497 feet, which marks the County's western skyline. The County is bounded on the north by Wasco County, on the east by Wheeler and Crook Counties, on the south by Deschutes County, and on the west by Linn and Marion Counties.
Madras, named after the city in India, serves as the County seat.
Principle industries are agriculture, forest products, and recreation. The fertile North Unit Irrigation District in the central part of the county produces seed, potatoes, hay, and mint. The eastern part of the county has dry wheat farming and grazing land for cattle, and the western part is timber country. The Warm Springs Forest Product Industry owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation is the single largest industry.
Sprawling reservoir Lake Billy Chinook was named for a Chinook Indian boy who joined up with John C. Fremont's second expedition at The Dalles in 1843. Chinook accompanied Fremont (and Kit Carson of later fame) south through present day Central Oregon to California, including a harrowing journey across the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the heart of winter.
We can now market your Facebook page across our network! Any business of any type is welcome. Read more...
Not sure what you'll like in Oregon?
Klamath County is home to Crater Lake National Park, one of Oregon's most popular visitor destinations. Created by the explosion of a massive volcano 7,000 years ago, the lake today offers year-round sightseeing and recreation opportunities.
Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. With snow-capped peaks dominating the skyline to the west and the wide-open high desert extending to the east, there is a lot of open country. It offers downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hunting, hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and golfing.
If the Pacific Coast is more your style try Lincoln County known for it's lighthouses and the Coast's most photographed seascape.