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Oregon is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 7,514 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area and is a suburb of Madison. The village is located mostly within the Town of Oregon.
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Oregon was settled in 1841 by Bartlet Runey. The first house was constructed in 1843. After more people moved into the area, the village became incorporated in 1881. Initially, the village was known as "Rome Corners," and there is a road south of the village which still bears that name. When the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company came though the village in the 1864, their maps indicated a name of "Oregon," and the name was adopted.