Gilliam County lies in the heart of north-central Oregon. A geographically diverse area, the county boasts elevations near sea-level to over 4,000 feet at the base of the Blue Mountains near Lonerock. The ecology of the land includes the nation’s second longest, free-flowing river (the wild and scenic John Day River), miles of rolling golden, wheat fields, and incredible natural beauty.
But our biggest resource, by far, is the kind, generous people who call Gilliam County 'home.' For some visitors, visiting Gilliam County is like stepping back into a place in time. It's a place where neighbors know and help one another. Where kids ride bikes and play games until dusk. Where cowboys and farmers (and bank clerks and baristas) put in an honest day's work.
When you think of small town America, you're thinking of our communities (Arlington, Condon and Lonerock). Expect complete strangers to smile and give you a wave on Main Street. Drop by a local watering hole and you'll likely meet a fifth generation resident with a tale or two.
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