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La Grande
Union County, Oregon


Page Contents for La Grande, Oregon

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of La Grande is approximately 12,450 (1990), 13082 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,000 (1990), 5395 (2010).
The amount of land area in La Grande is 10.387 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from La Grande to Washington DC is 2215 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 253 miles. (as the crow flies)
La Grande is positioned 45.32 degrees north of the equator and 118.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.
La Grande elevation is 2,788 feet above sea level.
La Grande per capita income is $ 25,263 (1993).
La Grande average annual precipitation is 19 inches peryear.
La Grande average annual snowfall is 31 inches per year.


in northeastern Oregon
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a four season climate
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History & History Related Items

Known to the Native Americans as "The Valley of Peace," the Grande Ronde Valley was a popular stop on the Oregon Trail.Between 1842 and 1860 more than 300,000 pioneers found this beautiful spot a welcome stopover before proceeding acrossthe Blue Mountains to the west. The first permanent settlement was Grande Ronde City, now the city of La Grande, in 1861. The name of Union Countyreflects the patriotic sentiment inspired by the Civil War.
La Grande became the permanent county seat of Union County in 1909.
To learn more about the Oregon Trail, go to the La Grande Chamber of Commerce page and click on the Oregon Trail. It is an interesting and informative page about those pioneers.
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The incorporation of La Grande



La Grande is one of the few towns the Old Oregon Trail runs right through (B Avenue). North Powder also holds that distinction. The town of Union has a spur of the trail and houses the Union County museum. La Grande celebrates her pioneer heritage during Oregon Trail Days/Rendezvous, an annual event the third weekend in August. A pioneer encampment, arts and crafts, entertainment, a buffalo barbecue, an oldtime fiddlers contest and a Dutch oven cook off are all parts of the fun.
Morgan Lake, Birnie Park, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area and Nature Trail-6 miles west of LaGrande. Hilgard State Park, 8 miles west of La Grande. The Oregon Trail Interpretive Park at Blue Mountain Crossing, 12 miles west of La Grande. Indian Rock Overlook (for four wheel drive vehicles only).

NIGHTINGALE GALLERY: Location: In Loso Hall on the campus of Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande. Eastern, the only four year college east of the Cascades, offers theatrical, cultural and artistic amenities not often found in rural communities. The Nightingale Gallery is the showplace for both student and traveling art exhibits.
See the Chamber's page for more information on these attractions.
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La Grande City Government

La Grande City Manager
1000 Adams Avenue
La Grande OR 97850
Phone: (541) 962-1302

five-member city council (La Grandewas among the nationís first communities to adopt the city manager form of government in 1913.)
The City of La Grande
PO Box 670
La Grande, OR 97850
See the Chamber's page for La Grande

La Grande Chamber

La Grande Chamber of Commerce
To reach the chamber, use their e-mail
1912 4th Street #200
LaGrande, OR 97850
Phone: (541) 963-8588
Fax: (541) 963-3936

La Grande Organizations

La Grande Chamber of Commerce
To reach the chamber, use their e-mail
1912 4th Street #200
LaGrande, OR 97850
Phone: (541) 963-8588
Fax: (541) 963-3936

La Grande Libraries

La Grande City Library
1006 Penn Avenue
LaGrande, OR 97850
Phone: (541) 962-1339

La Grande Schools

Schools in La Grande

"To ensure educational excellence", La Grande School District
"A Great Place to Learn".

La Grande High School Tigers

See the La Grande Middle School Site


Eastern Oregon University
1410 "L" Avenue
La Grande Oregon 97850
Phone: (541) 962-3672

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