Prairie City history HISTORY
Strawberry Mountain looks down upon Prairie City, creating one of the most photogenic vistas in Oregon. After its founding in 1868 Prairie City had to be rebuilt three times following major fires. Much of its importance as a shipping point for Grant County was due to the Sumpter Valley Railroad lines, with its narrow-gauge tracks running from Baker City to Prairie City.

The Great Depression ended this connection, although the shortened Sumpter Valley Railroad continued to transport logs to sawmills in Baker city until 1947. The original train depot in Prairie City has been restored and is now the DeWitt Depot Park Museum. Read more»

MAPS
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Grant CountyThe County Surveyor publishes over 20,000 original surveys - from the 1860s to the present - along with links to the Oregon Dept. of Revenue's assigned tax lot maps.

Find properties, plat maps, subdivisions and corners easily and quickly by township, range and section. Check it out.
ACCOMMODATIONS
Accommodations such as the Depot RV Park, Dixie Creek Bungalows, and Historic Hotel Prairie, are available.

UTILITIES
PAY YOUR WATER BILL ONLINE

Pay water bill You can now pay your water bill online by credit/debit card or checking/savings account using our secure payment gateway.

Make your payment conveniently from anywhere, anytime, and your account is updated instantly with the Prairie City Recorder.