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Jefferson County was created on December 12, 1914, out of territory that was once part of Crook County. The county was named after Mt. 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. It encompasses 1791 miles. More...

A very large thank you goes out to Carolee Sherer, the past coordinator for all the great information listed here.

I'm Jan Bony the temporary coordinator for Jefferson Co. ORGenWeb. I was born & raised in Prineville, Crook Co., but have relocated with my family to Washington state, so I am unable to do lookups or research there.

Volunteer! We need help adding information to this site! Newspaper clippings, obits, school information, biographies, you name it, we need it!

Site last updated 27 June 2017

What's new in Jefferson Co.

Completed index to the Death Certificates available for Jefferson Co.

20 May, 2017 Finished cleaning up my mess. Hopefully you will now find things that are here.
Added a Newspaper section.

8 May, 2016 Complete rewrite of site

8 May, 2016 Jefferson Co. Death Certificates Index