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Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Rufus is approximately 295 (1990), 249 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 153 (1990), 115 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rufus is 3.096 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.05 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rufus to Washington DC is 2358 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 128 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rufus is positioned 45.69 degrees north of the equator and 120.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.


off of Interstate 84, in the Columbia River Gorge, 100 miles east of Portland and 100 miles West of Pendleton.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Rufus.

Rufus began in 1884 when Rufus C. Wallis arrived from Tennessee. The town was first named Wallis Station in honor of this man. He ran various businesses in the area over the years. He deeded five acres for a townsite in 1892. Later he moved to Klickitat, Washington, but returned back to Rufus where he lived the rest of his life. The town was later re-named Rufus, again in his honor.
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Rufus City Government

The City of Rufus

A mayor and four city council members are all elected from the city at large and comprise the city council as a whole.

Rufus Schools

Children of Rufus attend schools in the Sherman County School District.

Sherman High School
65912 High School Loop
Moro OR, 97039
Phone (541) 565-3500
FAX (541) 565-3319 Rufus


The population of Rufus was:
1965 625
1970 317
1990 295

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