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Wheeler County, Oregon

County Seat: Fossil
Founded: February 17, 1899
Population:1,547


Wheeler County, Oregon Henry H. Wheeler, an early settler who operated the first stage line through the county, is who the County is named for. The county is bordered by Gilliam and Morrow Counties to the north, Wasco and Jefferson Counties to the west, Crook County to the south, and Grant County to the east.

The County is internationally known for its fossils. The County is one third forest lands. The painted hills are a spectacular sight as will as the cliffs of the Palisades.

Along the John Day River, world-class bass fishing make the area a fishermen’s paradise. Rock hounding and hiking are also favorite pastimes in the County.



Cities and Towns in the County

FossilRichmondSpoos MillSpray
MitchellService Creek



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