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Madras Real Estate

Madras is the county seat for Jefferson County. As the entrance to Central Oregon from Portland, many visitors pass through this growing community. Some of the most affordable homes are located in Madras and the nearby communities of Metolius, Culver and Three Rivers Recreation Area.

Originally called “The Basin” after the circular valley the city is located in, the name was changed to Madras in 1903. It’s unclear whether it was named for the cotton fabric called “Madras” that originated in the city of Madras (now Chennai) in Tamil Nadu, India, or from the name of the city itself. The population was 6,046 at the 2010 census.

Located in the heart of River Canyon Country, Jefferson County offers locals and visitors a multitude of recreational opportunities. From camping, fishing and water skiing at Cove Palisades State Park to enjoying a family getaway at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort or gambling at the casino in Warm Springs, you’ll find the perfect many opportunities to work, play and visit in Madras

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Local Profile: Madras, Oregon.



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