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Vale
Malheur County, Oregon

ZipCodes
97918




Page Contents for Vale, Oregon

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Vale is approximately 1,650 2000, 1874 2010.
The approximate number of families is 627 1990, 669 2010.
The amount of land area in Vale is 2.656 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Vale to Washington DC is 2235 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 313 miles. (as the crow flies)
Vale is positioned 43.98 degrees north of the equator and 117.24 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

75 miles west of Boise, Idaho.
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History & History Related Items

From 1864 until the stone house was built in 1872, a log cabin built by Jonathan Keeney was the stopping point for travelers coming into the Vale area. The word, Vale, means "valley" and was chosen for obvious reasons when the post office in Vale was opened. A school was opened in 1887. Vale was incorporated in 1889. Vale was chosen to be the county seat in 1955, but this was just the final ending to a fight that went on for 65 years.

Here is a brief history for Vale.
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The incorporation of Vale

1889


Attractions

Vale Oregon Murals
An Outdoor Gallery Reflecting Our Heritage
twenty-three murals grace the buildings in Vale with larger than life size cut-out metal murals at the east and west entrances to town. Cut-out metal murals will be installed at the north and south entrances to town. The on-going plan is to paint three or four additional murals every year, with an eventual goal of 30 murals.

A website about Vale,Oregon

Rinehart Stone House
Stone House Museum
PO Box 413
255 Main Street South
Vale OR 97918
Phone: 541 473-2070
Special tours arranged by appointment.

Here are some attractions in the area.
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Vale City Government

The City of Vale, Oregon

Vale is the County Seat for Malheur County.



Vale City Clerk Coordinator
252 B St W
Vale, OR 97918-1361
Phone: 541-473-3133

Vale Chamber

Vale Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 661
275 N. Main St.
Vale, OR 97918
Phone: 541-473-3800

Vale Community Events

July 4th
Vale 4th of July Rodeo or
Another rodeo site

Vale Organizations

Vale Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 661
275 N. Main St.
Vale, OR 97918
Phone: 541-473-3800

Vale Libraries

Emma Humphrey Library
150 A Street West
Vale, Oregon
Phone: 541 473-3902
Hours: Monday , Tuesday - noon - 5:00 pm; Wednesday, Friday - 1:00 -5:00 pm; Thursday 7-9:00 pm
librarian: Margaret Tolman 2001

Vale Schools

Vale Oregon Public Schools


Malheur Education Service District
363 A St W
Vale, OR 97918-1305
Phone: 541-473-3138


Willowcreek School District 042
2300 9th Ave W
Vale, OR 97918-5044
Phone: 541-473-2345 Vale

Miscellany

The population of Vale was:
1990 - 1,491
2000 - 1,650

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