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Wheeler County, Oregon

US county information
NameWheeler County
US Area
Total Area1715 sq mi (4441.9 km2)
Land Area1715 sq mi (4441.9 km2)
Water Area1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population1441 (2010)
Density.32/km2 (0.8/sq mi)
FoundedFebruary 17, 1899

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Wheeler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. In 2010, its population was 1,441. It is named in honor of Henry H. Wheeler, an early settler who owned a farm near Mitchell. The county's seat is Fossil.

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

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