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Grant County

The Depot Museum in Prairie City. (Oregon State Archives Photo No. graD0049)

The Depot Museum in Prairie City. (Oregon State Archives Photo No. graD0049)

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Contact
County Seat: Courthouse, 201 S Humbolt St., Suite 290, Canyon City 97820
Phone: 541-575-1675 (General); 541-575-1438 (Court Administrator)
Fax: 541-575-2248
E-mail: percyb@grantcounty-or.gov
Web: www.gcoregonlive2.com

 

About
Population (2011): 7,450
Established: Oct. 14, 1864
Elev. at Canyon City: 3,194'
Area: 4,528 sq. mi.
Average Temp.: January 30.7° July 68.4°
Assessed Value: $494,906,289
Real Market Value: $1,248,059,900
Annual Precipitation: 14.28"
Economy: Forest products, agriculture, hunting, livestock and recreation

 

Grant County map

Related resources
History
Historical Records Inventory
Scenic Image
Economic Information (from OBDD)
"County Quick Facts" (from U.S. Census Bureau)
County Seat Map (from Yahoo! Maps)
County Map (from ODOT)

 

Incorporated cities
Canyon City | Dayville | Granite | John Day | Long Creek | Monument | Mt. Vernon | Prairie City | Seneca

 

Points of interest
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Veteran’s Memorial, Kam Wah Chung Museum, Joaquin Miller Cabin, Grant County Historical Museum, Sacred Totem Pole, Grant County Historical Mural, Dewitt Museum, Depot Park, Sumpter Valley Railroad, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness and North Fork John Day River Wilderness

 

History and general information
Grant County was created in 1864 from Wasco and Umatilla Counties and was named for General Ulysses S. Grant. It shares boundaries with more counties (eight) than any other county in Oregon.

 

Grant County contains the headwaters of the John Day River, which has more miles of Wild and Scenic designation than any other river in the United States. More than 60 percent of the land in the county is in public ownership.

 

County officials
Commissioners—Boyd Britton (R) 2015, Chris Labhart (R) 2017, Judge Scott Myers (R) 2019; Dist. Atty. Ryan Joslin 2015; Assess. Lane Burton 2017; Clerk Brenda Percy 2015; Justice of the Peace Kathleen Stinnett 2019; Sheriff Glenn Palmer 2017; Surv. Mike Springer 2017; Treas. Kathy Smith 2017

 

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