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P.O. Box 1614
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Phone: 541-278-4444

Old Rattray Ranch North

Condon, Oregon

Price  $ 1,335,430.00


This property is located in Gilliam County, Oregon, near the town of Condon, and currently consists of 1,976.64 acres. Owned by the same family for over 95 years, this eastern Oregon reputation ranch runs across 1,976.64± deeded acres with private access to the lower John Day River. The John Day River is home to numerous species of fish, including wild steelhead and Chinook salmon. The historical ranch features the unique landscape that provides 837.74 acres of range, 984.96 acres of dryland crop, and 153.94 acres of CRP. A true recreation property with exceptional balance, the ranch is abundant with wildlife including big horn sheep, mule deer, elk, and upland birds.

Identification of Subject Property:

T5S R19E and T5S R20E – 1,398.18 acres

Distances to Other Cities:

The Dalles, OR     70.2 miles
Pendleton, OR     111 miles
Boise, ID            333 miles
Portland, OR       154 miles
Seattle, WA         274 miles


Main Residence: The ranch-style home provides two floors of modern home space. This home consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, four other bedrooms, two baths and laundry and entrance room. There is a two-car garage, and a propane insert for heat.

Bunk House: The bunk house consists of 4 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and basement. The ranch has traditionally used the bunk house for a hunter’s cabin.

Fencing: Fencing throughout the property consists of barbwire fence and pole corrals. The property boundaries are fenced.

Grain Elevator: This building is a grain elevator that is no longer in use. In recent years, it has been used for storage.

Demographics of Condon, Oregon:

As of the census of 2010, there were 682 people, 357 households, and 184 families residing in the city. The population density was 821.7 inhabitants per square mile (317.3/km2). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 548.2 per square mile (211.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
There were 357 households of which 16.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.5% were not families. 45.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.85 and the average family size was 2.54.

The median age in the city was 54.5 years. 14.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.4% were from 25 to 44; 34.7% were from 45 to 64; and 31.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.


Public schools located in the city of Condon and are part of the Condon School District. Schools: The following are schools in Condon: Elementary (K-5) Middle (6-8) High (9-12) 

History of Condon, Oregon:

Condon was the southern terminus of the Condon Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1883, a local homesteader named Potter platted the land around a spring on his property. The spring, which emerged from a bed of black basalt, was known to pioneer ranchers in the area as Summit Springs. Experiencing financial difficulty, Potter surrendered the site to the legal firm Condon and Cornish from Arlington. Harvey C. Condon, a member of the firm, was a nephew of Oregon geologist Thomas Condon. Condon and Cornish sold lots in the town site and in 1884, resident David B. Trimble applied for a post office and became its first postmaster. He named the post office Condon after Harvey C. Condon. Condon Air Force Station was a radar station near the city that operated from 1951 to 1970.


 The land is zoned Exclusive Farm Use (EFU).

Mineral Rights:

Mineral rights are available. Any mineral or geothermal rights owned by the seller are included as part of the property being offered for sale.

History of Gilliam County, Oregon

The Oregon Legislative Assembly created Gilliam County on February 25, 1885, from the eastern third of Wasco County after residents complained that they were too far from their county seat in The Dalles. The first Gilliam county seat was at Alkali, now Arlington. The question of a permanent county seat was placed on general election ballots in 1886, 1888, and again in 1890, when voters chose to move the county seat to Condon, known to early settlers as “Summit Springs.” Once the question of the location of the county seat was settled, voters in Gilliam County proved reluctant to provide a courthouse in Condon. The county government operated out of a two-room house until 1903, when the county court appropriated money to construct a courthouse. This courthouse burned down in 1954 and was replaced the following year with the current courthouse.
Thereafter, apparently nothing much happened until the Shepherds Flat Wind Farm, an 845 megawatt (MW) wind farm, began construction in Eastern Oregon, in both Gilliam and Morrow counties, near Arlington. Approved in 2008 by state regulators, groundbreaking came in 2009. The wind farm was being built by Caithness Energy using General Electric (GE) 2.5 MW wind turbines, and it will supply electricity to Southern California Edison. In April, 2011, Google announced they had invested $100 million in the project. The wind farm was estimated to have an economic impact of $16 million annually for Oregon.

Related Resources:

Gilliam County History: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilliam County, Oregon
Condon, Oregon History: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condon,_Oregon
Condon School District: http://www.condon.k12.or.us/
Climate: http://www.homefacts.com/

Offered by:
The Whitney Land Company

Todd Longgood, Broker
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Timothy 'Scott' Coe, Broker
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Please contact The Whitney Land Company office to schedule a showing.  A listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.

All of the information within this sales package has been gathered from State, County and City records and officials as well as others who are deemed reliable; however, the broker and agents can not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information herein contained. It is also subject to change, prior sale or withdrawal.