Introduction to Hermiston, Oregon
Hermiston was originally known as Six Mile House. In the late 1800s, it served as an overnight stop for the travelers. The city was incorporated as Hermiston on July 10, 1907. It was named after the novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Weir of Hermiston." It is located in Umatilla County, which was founded on September 27, 1862.
Hermiston and nearby Attractions
- Hat Rock State Park
- East Benton County Historical Museum
- Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge
- Franklin County Historical Museum
- Crow Butte State Park
Things To Do In Hermiston
Hermiston offers easy access to the Benton County Historical Museum, the Franklin County Historical Museum and the Umatilla County Historical Society. One can also plan a day trip to the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge, the Sacajawea State Park, the Hat Rock State Park and the Crow Butte State Park. Some of the local parks include Newport Park, McKenzie Park, Victory Square Park and Hodge Park. It hosts the Hohe Wuste October Festival every October and the Umatilla County Fair every August.
Flights are available from Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton.
Hermiston Higher Education
Columbia Basin College, Eastern Oregon University and Walla Walla Community College provide facilities for higher education.