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Spray, Oregon

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Welcome to Spray ...

The town of Spray is located in Wheeler County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Spray has a population of 153 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Spray, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1958.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Spray: Named after John F. and Mary E. Spray, earlier settlers in this area.

Spray is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Spray lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Spray: (541) and (458)<4>

The ZIP code for Spray: 97874<5>

Websites for Spray ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spray had an population of 153 people. This is a decrease of 4.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Spray had a population of 160 people (or 11.1% of the total population of Wheeler County). This makes Spray the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 160 people, the population of Spray increased 14.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 140 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Spray.

Communities Also Named Spray ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Spray - they are located in Florida and North Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spray.

Communities near Spray ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Spray.

  • Monument [Grant County]
  • Lonerock [Gilliam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonerock
    • Lonerock [Gilliam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Spray
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonerock
  • Winlock [Wheeler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winlock
    • Winlock [Wheeler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Spray
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winlock
  • Kimberly [Grant County]
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    • Richmond [Wheeler County] - Historic
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      • Richmond [Wheeler County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Spray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Waldron [Wheeler County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldron
      • Waldron [Wheeler County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Spray
    • Kinzua [Wheeler County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinzua
      • Kinzua [Wheeler County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Spray
    • Fossil [Wheeler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fossil
      • Fossil [Wheeler County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the northwest of Spray
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 455 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fossil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fossil<7>
    • Hardman [Morrow County]
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      • Hardman [Morrow County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the north of Spray
      • Hardman has also been known as:
      • Dairyville
      • Dogtown
      • Raw Dog
      • Yaller Dog
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    • Hamilton [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Grant County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the east of Spray
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spray. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spray.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spray. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Spray.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spray. See our Newspapers Page for Spray.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spray ...

Looking for more information about Spray? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Spray, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spray.

Adding Spray to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Spray in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Spray was on a map titled Map of Oregon (from Mobile Oil, 1949).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Spray on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Wheeler, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spray.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Spray). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Spray or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spray) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spray. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SprayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8347, Longitude: -119.7939    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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