About Merrill, Oregon

Merrill-city-centerMerrill is an agricultural area and home to an annual Potato Festival. Merrill was named for rancher Nathan S. Merrill, who settled at this location in 1890. A post office was established in Merrill in 1896. H. E. Momyre was the postmaster. The first business in Merrill was a grist mill.

Merrill was the birthplace and boyhood home of Carl Barks, the Disney comics artist who created Scrooge McDuck, among others. It is home to the Raiders of Lost River Jr./Sr. High School.

Weather in Merrill

Merrill experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. As of the 2010 census there were 844 people, 308 households, and 221 families residing in the city.