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Frenchglen, Oregon
Unincorporated community
The historic Frenchglen Hotel
The historic Frenchglen Hotel
Country United States
State Oregon
County Harney
Elevation 4,203 ft (1,281 m)
 • Estimate (2010) 12
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 97736
Area code(s) 541

Frenchglen is an unincorporated community in Harney County, Oregon, United States. It is 60 miles (97 km) south of Burns on Oregon Route 205 and its population is approximately 12.

Frenchglen is near Steens Mountain and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and is home to the historic Frenchglen Hotel. The town has a K-8 school divided into two classes. The area is known as a haven for birdwatching.


The community is named after the French-Glenn Livestock Company, founded by Hugh J. Glenn and later joined by his son-in-law, Peter French. French-Glenn built its headquarters there in 1872.


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