Gilliam County

Gilliam County, Oregon

221 S Oregon St
Condon, OR 97823
Phone: (541) 384-2311
Fax: (541) 384-2166

On the central northern border of OR; organized Feb 25, 1885 from Wasco County. Name Origin: For Col. Cornelius Gilliam (1798-1848), veteran of Indian wars and former county official in MT

Area (sq mi):: 1222.84 (land 1204.07; water 18.77) Population per square mile: 1.50
Population 2005: 1,794 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.30%; 1990-2000 11.50% Population 2000: 1,915 (White 96.00%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 42.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,659; median household $33,611; Population below poverty level: 9.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,851-$20,832
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 18.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The blaze is burning Bureau of Land Management and Gilliam County protected lands.
Bank of Eastern Oregon, based in Heppner, Oregon, was founded in 1945 as Gilliam County Bank in Arlington, Oregon.
Gilliam County had 357 farm operators in 1981; it's got 57 today.
The two biggest fires were grass fires in Eastern Oregon's Gilliam County. One was 10 miles north of Condon, and the other was 8 miles west of Arlington.
The company filed the petition on 2 September 2010, which showed the necessity for it to sign a time-sensitive agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc (RES Americas) for the acquisition of the Rock Creek Wind Farm's development rights assets in Gilliam County, Oregon.
Gilliam County lost its rail connections in 1990 and is still reeling.
Railroad service is sporadic and may be abandoned, and Gilliam County farmers are finding it easier and cheaper to truck their grain to Cargill's terminal at Arlington, where it can be barged down the river.
The recovered paint and contaminated soil likely will end up at Waste Management Inc.'s hazardous waste landfill in Arlington in Gilliam County, Mascari said.