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Wheeler County

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Wheeler County was established in February of 1899. It is 1,713 square miles. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 1,559, an increase of 163 over the 1990 census. The county seat is Fossil and the county contains large parts of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.

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Location: Fossil Oregon

Other Oregon Counties nearby:
(Condon) Gilliam County
(Condon) Gilliam County
(Madras) Jefferson County
(Heppner) Morrow County
(Heppner) Morrow County
(Moro) Sherman County


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