Wheeler County

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Wheeler County is named for Henry H Wheeler, who was the operator of the first mail stage line from The Dalles to Canyon City.


Created:  February 17, 1899

County Seat: 

Fossil 1899 – present


County Courthouse – Fossil


Location:  701 Adams Street / West 2nd Street

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Charles H Burggraf of Salem

Contractor:  A F Peterson of Corvallis


Description:  The building  faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The east front has an arched entrance on the south corner and an octagonal tower with steep roof on the north corner. On the south side is a high square tower with steep roof. The foundation is stone.


See:  The architect,  Charles H Burggraf of Salem and the contractor , A F Peterson of Corvallis designed and constructed the courthouse in Sherman County. 


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Wheeler County Courthouse



N – Gilliam County

E – Morrow County and Grant County

S – Crook County

W – Crook CountyJefferson County and Wasco County

















Photos taken 2012