Wheeler County, Oregon Genealogy

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Wheeler County

Guide to Wheeler County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Wheeler County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Wheeler County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Founded February 17, 1899
County Seat Fossil
Address Wheeler County Courthouse
701 Adams Street
P O Box 327
Fossil, Or 97830
Phone 541-763-2400
Wheeler County Website

County Information

Wheeler County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1915 1896 1900 1865 1887

County Courthouse

County Clerk has probate records from 1899 and land records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divoce and court records. [1]

Wheeler County Government

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Wheeler County Court House as of June 2008.

Wheeler County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Historical Facts

Parent Counties

17 February 1899: Wheeler County was created from Crook, Gilliam and Grant Counties. [2]

Named for Henry H. Wheeler, a early settler who owned a farm near Mitchell.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps" (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Places / Localities

Populated Places


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Fossil | Mitchell | Spray |


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Antone | Clarno | Kinzua (a ghost town) | Richmond | Service Creek | Spoos Mill | Twickenham | Wetmore | Winlock

Neighboring Counties

Crook | Gilliam | Grant | Jefferson | Morrow | Wasco


Archives and Libraries



Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
ORGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
ORGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.


  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records



Land and Property



Military History and Records

Civil War


Probate Records

Online Records


Vital Records

See also How to order Oregon Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oregon Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Birth Records

Delayed Birth Certificates

Birth Registers

Marriage Records

  1. 1826-1975 - Oregon, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
  2. Extractions of early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index
  3. Marriage Index 1885-1896 Actually is a book of affiants reporting the marriages. Historical Records Collection

Death Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Wheeler County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wheeler County, Oregon page 574, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092; FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)