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Frenchglen, Oregon
The historic Frenchglen Hotel
The historic Frenchglen Hotel
Frenchglen, Oregon is located in Oregon
Frenchglen, Oregon
Frenchglen, Oregon
Location in Oregon
Frenchglen, Oregon is located in the United States
Frenchglen, Oregon
Frenchglen, Oregon
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Oregon
County Harney
4,203 ft (1,281 m)
 • Estimate 
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP Code
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, an Oregon State Heritage Site built in 1917. In addition to the hotel, which includes a restaurant, the town has a K-8 school divided into two classes, a general store and a county roads department base. 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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