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Grant County, Oregon


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Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Dayville is approximately 144 (1990), 149 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 83 (1990), 72 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dayville is 1.326 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dayville to Washington DC is 2365 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 187 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dayville is positioned 44.46 degrees north of the equator and 119.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

This is the home of the "John Day Fossil Beds". Hot lava oured out on the earth's surface near Dayville to make up the Rattlesnake formation, now seen as bluffs near the top of hills in the area.

Formations are found along the county's western edge near the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Though tumbled by nature's forces, layers of stone at the Fossil Beds tell of the region's history dating bacy 100 million years. Dayville was named after the John Day River. The first post office was established December 8, 1868.
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The founding of Dayville

8 December 1868

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