Place:Wheeler, Oregon, United States

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Wheeler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,441, making it the least populous county in Oregon. The county seat is Fossil. It is named in honor of Henry H. Wheeler, an early settler who owned a farm near Mitchell.

Wheeler County is known for having a large depository of fossils, the most extensive in the state.

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History

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Wheeler County was created on February 17, 1899 from parts of Grant, Gilliam, and Crook Counties. There have been no boundary changes since its creation. Fossil was designated the temporary county seat at the time of the county's creation. In 1900 there was an election to determine the permanent county seat between the three towns of the county, which ended with Fossil winning the election.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1865 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1896 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1899 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1915 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1900 2,443
1910 2,484
1920 2,791
1930 2,799
1940 2,974
1950 3,313
1960 2,722
1970 1,849
1980 1,513
1990 1,396

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External links

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