Gateway, Oregon
Gateway Oregon

Gateway is named for a natural depression in the terrain north of Madras, caused by erosion by Trout Creek and its tributaries. It is in effect a natural gate for the railroad and vehicular traffic north and south through central Oregon. The name was applied to the post office in 1913, possibly by George McFarland. The post office was originally known as Youngs, but it was not at the present site of Gateway. Youngs was named for Louis A. Young, a local resident, and was about three miles from where the Gateway office was situated when that office was closed in 1956.