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Dayville is a city along U.S. Route 26 in Grant County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was incorporated in 1913. The population was 149 at the 2010 census.HistoryDayville was named for the John Day River. The original site of the Dayville post office was 3mi west of the city's current location. In the mid-19th century, Dayville was along the route of a wagon road, renamed The Dalles Military Road in about 1870, that connected The Dalles on the Columbia River with gold mines near Canyon City. Dayville was incorporated in 1913.GeographyThe city is 125mi east of Bend and 233mi southeast of Portland, at the confluence of the John Day River with the South Fork John Day River. U.S. Route 26 runs east - west through Dayville, and South Fork Road, which runs north - south along the smaller river, meets the larger highway in the city. Murderers Creek State Wildlife Area, the Aldritch Mountains, and parts of the Malheur National Forest are slightly southeast of Dayville. Slightly southwest are the Black Canyon Wilderness, the Ochoco Mountains, and parts of the Ochoco National Forest.
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