Grant County, Oregon
|County Seat:|| Canyon City|
|Founded:|| October 14, 1864 |
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.
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
|Beech Creek||Galena||Long Creek||Seneca|
|Canyon City||Hamilton||Mount Vernon||Susanville|
|Courtrock||Izee||Prairie City||Three Forks|
|Dale|| || |
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