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Wasco County Statistics

According to the U.S. Census Bureau , the county has a total area of 2,395 square miles , of which 2,381 square miles is.

About Wasco County, OR

Wasco County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon . The county is named for a local tribe of Native Americans , the Wasco, a Chinook tribe who lived on the south side of the Columbia River . In 2010 , its population was 25,213. Its county seat is The Dalles .

Celilo Falls on the Columbia River served as a gathering place and major trading center for the local Native Americans, including the Wasco, Paiute , and Warm Springs tribes, for thousands of years. These rapids came to be named Les Grandes Dalles de la Columbia or "The Great Falls of the Columbia" by the French Canadian fur traders. The Dalles served initially as a way station on the Oregon Trail as it approached the Willamette Valley . The construction of the Barlow Road over the Cascades in 1845, and the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850 encouraged families to settle in the area. Over the following years, Wasco County was a major transportation hub for both river and inland traffic. The Oregon Territorial Legislature created Wasco County on January 11, 1854 from the parts of Clackamas , Lane , Linn and Marion counties, that were east of the Cascade Range . At the time of its creation, it was the largest county in the United States, consisting of 130,000 square miles that stretched clear...

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