What is the State of Jefferson?

The proposed State of Jefferson is composed of the southern most counties of Oregon and the northern most counties of California.

Isolated and feeling neglected by both state governments, the resisdents of the area tried to create a new state as early as 1852. The persistent State of Jefferson movement finally received national attention, including articles in Time and Life magazines, and held a boisterous election of county officials in 1941 before being derailed by the onset and priorities of World War II.