PO Box 467
Fossil Oregon 97830
The City of Fossil was incorporated in 1891.
Named by Thomas B. Hoover, who was removing some fossil remains
on his ranch at the time the small community post office was
established. This suggested the name of the new office. The
post office was established Feb. 28, 1876, at the ranch of
Thomas B. Hoover, who was the first postmaster. Fossil is the
county seat of Wheeler County and lies 20 miles south of Condon
on Highway 19.
is about an hour's drive from the John Day Fossil Beds National
Museum, Asher Car Museum, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument,
Pederson’s Museum, High School Fossil Beds, and Pinecreek
has several very good city activities each year including
the Murder Mystery Weekend and a rich history.