Wheeler County, Oregon
|County Seat:|| Fossil|
|Founded:|| February 17, 1899|
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.
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
|Mitchell||Service Creek|| || |
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