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Grant County, Oregon

County Seat: Canyon City
Founded: October 14, 1864

Grant County, Oregon General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union Army during the Civil War, is the counties namesake. The county has a fascinating history. The Gold rush that was created in 1862 caused by the discovery of gold at Canyon Creek caused an increase of Chinese emigrants. There are also evidence of mammals and plant life from long ago. This can be seen at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

The county contains parts of four national forests. About 60 percent of the county is publicly owned. This public land offers backpacking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, or scenic driving. The county has something to offer anyone wishing to take the time to enjoy the offerings.

The economy is base on forestry, agriculture, livestock, and recreation.

Cities and Towns in the County

AustinDayvilleJohn DayRitter
Beech CreekGalenaLong CreekSeneca
Cabell CityGraniteMonumentSilvies
Canyon CityHamiltonMount VernonSusanville
CourtrockIzeePrairie CityThree Forks

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