Wheeler County, Oregon Genealogy Guide

Wheeler County, Oregon (Map It) was created on February 17, 1899 from parts of Grant County, Gilliam County, and Crook County. The county was named in honor of Henry H. Wheeler, who operated the first mail stage line from The Dalles to Canyon City. Learn More About State of Oregon History.

Wheeler County is bordered by Gilliam County (north), Morrow County (northeast), Grant County (east), Crook County (south), Jefferson County (northwest), Wasco County (northwest).

Wheeler County Cities and Towns include Fossil, Mitchell, Spray. A Map of Wheeler County, Oregon contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Wheeler County, Oregon Courthouse Records

Wheeler County, Oregon Courthouse
Wheeler County, OR Courthouse

The Wheeler County Courthouse is located in Fossil, Oregon. Learn More About State of Oregon Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Wheeler county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Wheeler County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1896 and Land Records from 1865. The County Clerk has many duties which include vital statistics (births, deaths, marriage) and keeps a permanent public record of real estate transactions.
  • Wheeler County Circuit Court Clerk has Court Records from 1887 and Probate Records from 1888. The County Circuit Court Clerk has general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, and typically handle cases beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Circuit Courts also handle divorce, child custody, disputes over title to land, probate matters, juvenile cases, guardianship, adoption, involuntary commitment, and requests for injunctions.
  • Wheeler County Records Inventory The Oregon Historical County Records Guide includes descriptions and listings for each type of record in the inventory. Each series description includes a title and a description of how the records are used (function); types of records that may be included in each category (physical content); type of information that may be found (informational content)

Wheeler County, Oregon Census Records

Wheeler County, Oregon Vital Records

Wheeler County, Oregon Resources

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