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Malheur County, Oregon


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Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Nyssa is approximately 5,300 (2000), 3267 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,900 (2000), 1051 (2010).
The amount of land area in Nyssa is 2.529 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Nyssa to Washington DC is 2221 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 327 miles. (as the crow flies)
Nyssa is positioned 43.87 degrees north of the equator and 116.99 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in eastern Oregon near the Idaho border.
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History & History Related Items

Nyssa was founded in 1883. When the Oregon Short Line Railroad came through southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon, the town sprang up. It was a watering station between Ontario, Oregon and Parma, Idaho for many years. Eventually it grew into a trading station also.

There are several versions of how the town was named. One is that it is an Indian word which means sagebrush. The second is that it was the name of a Greek town where one of the railroad workers was from.
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A website about Nyssa,Oregon
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Nyssa City Government

A website for Nyssa, Oregon

Nyssa has a Mayor/city council form of government.

Nyssa Chamber

Nyssa Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
14 South 3rd St.
Nyssa, OR 97913
Phone: 541-372-8091
FAX: 541-372-2377

Nyssa Organizations

Nyssa Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
14 South 3rd St.
Nyssa, OR 97913
Phone: 541-372-8091
FAX: 541-372-2377 Nyssa


The population of Nyssa was:
1990 -2,629
2000 - 5,300

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