Welcome to the City of Fossil Oregon
The City of Fossil, Oregon’s Official website offers information on city government, services and events for residents and visitors.
The city of Fossil, Oregon (pop. 470) is located midway along the 217-mile Journey Through Time – Oregon’s only official cultural and heritage tour route – which celebrates pristine fossil and geologic resources, Old West culture and charming small towns. Rich with centuries of history, this scenic byway tells stories of fortunes made and lost, of Chinese laborers, of towns boomed and busted, of timber, agriculture, gold miners and pioneer settlers.
With the establishment of The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument within 20 miles of her city limits, Fossil is a center for tourist exploration of the entire John Day Basin and River Territory. Welcoming and inviting, the community features small town charm, nearly nonexistent crime and quality services – a great place to bring a family and business. We look forward to seeing you soon.