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About Fossil, Oregon

Fossil is a city in and the county seat of Wheeler County, Oregon, United States. The name was chosen by the first postmaster, Thomas B. Hoover, who had found some fossil remains on his ranch. The population was 473 at the 2010 census.

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Fossil Facts

  • Population Total: 473
  • Square Miles: 0.8
  • Area Code: s 541 and 458
  • Elevation: 2654
  • Postal Codes: 97830
  • Timezone: Pacific Standard
  • Website: http://www.cityoffossil.org