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Enjoy a Journey Through Time, Oregonís only official cultural and heritage tour route, when you visit Wheeler County.† Rich in history, prehistoric, ancient, and contemporary, this least populated of Oregonís counties offers experiences not found anywhere else in the continental United States. The john Day Fossil beds National Monument is located in Wheeler County, featuring painted hills, petrified mudslides, lava flows, unique geologic formations and one of the most outstanding depositories of prehistoric plan and animal fossils in the world and the only free public fossil digging beds in the U.S.

Following the path of the Journey Through Time heritage tour route, visitors can travel old stagecoach routes, see working cattle ranches, explore the wild and scenic John Day River, visit old ghost towns, and find prehistoric plant and animal fossils. The county is a hunter and fishermanís dream with elk, deer, birds and bass fishing in the Ochoco and Umatilla National Forests, which cover nearly one third of its 1,713 square miles.

Incorporated cities include Fossil, the county seat, Mitchell, and Spray each† offering visitor accommodations. Located just three hours from the Portland metro area, it is a convenient weekend get-away for outdoor adventure and for a glimpse into Oregonís geologic origins.

Wheeler County is named for Henry H. Wheeler who established the first stagecoach service between The Dalles on the Columbia River to Canyon City, 180 miles away. In 1865 Wheeler took a contract to haul the mail on this route, which was frequently raided by Indians and outlaws. Today the principal industries in Wheeler County are agriculture, livestock, lumber, and tourism.

Oregon Blue Book

http://bluebook.state.or.us/local/counties/counties35.htm

Zip Codes

Zip Code

Area Code

City

County

State

97750

541

MITCHELL

WHEELER

OR

97830

541

FOSSIL

WHEELER

OR

97874

541

SPRAY

WHEELER

OR

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