Gilliam County, Oregon
|County Seat:|| Condon |
|Founded:|| February 25, 1885|
Named for Cornelius Gilliam, who commanded the forces of the
provisional government of Oregon after the Whitman Massacre and who on
March 24, 1848, while getting a rope for his horse, from a wagon, was
accidentally killed when the rope caught the hammer of a gun and
The county is bordered by Columbia River to the
north, Wasco and Sherman Counties to the west, Morrow and Grant
Counties to the east, and Crook County to the south.
is based mainly on agriculture primarily wheat and barley. It is
considered to be the heart of the Columbia Plateau wheat area.
Secondary industries include fishing, hunting and tourism.
Cities and Towns in the County
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