Introduction to La Grande, Oregon
La Grande History
La Grande is the county seat of Union County, which was founded on October 14, 1864. The city was named after the river valley. Benjamin Brown was the first permanent settler in the city of La Grande. It was originally named "Brownsville." La Grande was incorporated in 1865, and the first railroad entered the area in 1884.
La Grande and nearby Attractions
- Catherine Creek State Park
- Hilgard Junction State Park
- Umatilla County Historical Society
- John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
- Gangloff Park
- Whitman Mission National Historic Site
Things To Do In La Grande
Hilgard Junction State Park, Catherine Creek State Park, Conordale Park and Pioneer Park are all located in La Grande. Historic sites like the Whitman Mission National Historic Site and the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument can also be visited from la Grande.
La Grande Transportation
Flights are available from Walla Walla Regional Airport.
La Grande Higher Education
Eastern Oregon University, Columbia Basin College and Walla Walla Community College provide facilities for higher education.