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P.O. Box 1614
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Phone: 541-278-4444

Wyllie Homestead

Mt. Vernon, Oregon

Price  $ 1,195,000


This property, located in Grant County, Oregon, near the town of Mt. Vernon, currently consists of 464.03± acres. The historical ranch features the unique landscape that provides 380 acres of tillable ground that will be planted in the fall of 2017. A true recreation property with exceptional balance, the ranch is abundant with wildlife including mule deer, elk, and upland birds. 

Location of Subject Property:

Grant County, Oregon
T14S R30E TL 200– 464.03 acres

Distance to Other Cities:

Mt. Vernon, OR – 6.2 miles
John Day, OR – 12.3 miles
Pendleton, OR – 124 miles
Boise, ID – 200 miles
Portland, OR – 263 miles Seattle, WA – 400 miles


Main Residence: The 2015 ranch style manufactured home provides modern home space with many amenities. This home consists of 2,900 square feet with a living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, two other bedrooms, two bathrooms, and laundry and entrance room. There is a carport attached to the home, and a propane insert for heat.
Tool Shed: The tool shed building is 10’x10’. This shed is primarily used as a tool shed to store misc. items used around the home and property.
Pump House: Pump house is a 12’X12’ shed. The well is 140 feet deep and output is 110 gallons a minute.
Fencing: Fencing throughout the property consists of newly constructed barbwire fence. The entire property boundaries are fenced.


The property includes 2 LOP tags within the Murders Creek Unit


The land is zoned Exclusive Farm Use (EFU)

Mineral Rights:

Mineral rights are available. Any mineral or geothermal rights owned by the seller are included as part of the property being offered for sale.

Demographics of Mt. Vernon, Oregon:

As of the census of 2010, there were 527 people, 259 households, and 151 families residing in the city. The population density was 775.0 inhabitants per square mile (299.2/km2). There were 281 housing units at an average density of 413.2 per square mile (159.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.4% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.
There were 259 households of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.7% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.61.
The median age in the city was 49 years. 19.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 33.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.


Public schools located in the city of John Day and are part of the Grant School District. The following are schools in John Day:
Elementary (K-6)
Humbolt Elementary Junior High/High School (7-12)
Grant Union Jr./Sr. High School

History of Mt. Vernon, Oregon:

Mount Vernon is a city in Grant County, Oregon, United States. Its post office was established in 1877 and named after a black stallion that belonged to settler David W. Jenkins. The stallion’s stable, a small stone building, is still standing in a field on the north side of U.S. Highway 26 about 2.2 miles (3.5 km) east of the main intersection in town. In 1915 the ranching community had a population of 60 and a hotel at a hot springs resort approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north. The population had grown to 451 by the 1950 census. There are a few motels and restaurants in Mount Vernon. The population was 527 at the 2010 census.

History of Grant County, Oregon:

Grant County was established on October 14, 1864, from parts of old Wasco and old Umatilla counties. Prior to its creation, cases brought to court were tried in The Dalles, county seat of the vast Wasco County. The great distance to The Dalles made law enforcement a difficult problem, and imposed a heavy burden on citizens who had a need to transact business at the courthouse. In 1889, more than half of the southern part of the original Grant County was taken to form Harney County. Also in 1899, a small part of northwestern Grant County was taken (along with parts of Crook and Gilliam counties) to form Wheeler County.
After gold was discovered in 1862 on Whiskey Flat, it has been estimated that within ten days 1,000 miners were camped along Canyon Creek. This increased population created a need for county government. Grant County’s government operates in accordance with the Oregon Constitution which was ratified by the People of Oregon in November 1857, and the revised Statutes of Oregon. It employs the old-western county government system: the County Court, with a County Judge and two Commissioners. While the County Court no longer exercises much judicial authority, it serves as the executive branch of county government. There are no parishes or villages in Grant County, and while the term “town” is often used locally to describe one of the incorporated cities, surveyed townships have nothing to do with political divisions or organization in Oregon.
The third man to serve as County Judge of Grant County was Cincinnatus Hiner “Joaquin” Miller (1837–1913), the noted poet, playwright, and western naturalist, called the “Poet of the Sierras” and the “Byron of the Rockies.”
The county seat is Canyon City, which served as the chief community of the county for many years. In 1864, when the county was organized, Canyon City is said to have boasted the largest population of any community in Oregon. Mining and ranching, along with timber and then the service and public works that followed, brought people into the area and communities grew around the natural centers of industry and agriculture. Canyon City hosts an annual summer festival called “’62 Days” (referencing the local gold discovery in 1862) to celebrate its history and residents.
Since the 1930s, the city of John Day has served as the main economic center of the county, and boasts the largest population.

Related Resources:

Grant County History:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant County, Oregon 
Mt.Vernon, Oregon History:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt.Vernon,_Oregon
Climate:  http://www.homefacts.com/ http://www.city-data.com/

Offered by:
The Whitney Land Company

Timothy 'Scott' Coe, Broker
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All of the information within this sales package has been gathered from State, County and City records and officials as well as others who are deemed reliable; however, the broker and agents can not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information herein contained. It is also subject to change, prior sale or withdrawal.