The Town of Lakeview, established in 1876 is the county seat of Lake County Oregon. With an elevation of 4798 feet, Lakeview is often referred to as the "Tallest Town in Oregon". Lakeview is situated at the foot of the Warner Mountains and at the edge of the southeast Oregon High Desert.
The site of Lakeview was donated by M.W. Bullard who settled in Goose Lake Valley in 1869. The town was first known as Bullard's Ranch or Bullard's Creek. This name gave way to Lakeview because of the excellent view of Goose Lake that was seen from the town site at the time. Lakeview became the county seat of Lake County (which then also comprised the area of what is now Klamath County) at general election held in November 1876, winning over Linkville (later Klamath Falls) by a vote of 242 to 181.
After being established in 1876, Lakeview grew as a commercial center for area sheep and cattle ranches. Lakeview continues to be a business center for the region, with agriculture and lumber now serving as the main industries.
Lakeview has always been the center of a large trading area and is the natural location for a town, nestled as it is against the hills on the east and the great open valley on the west. Lakeview is on the border of the last frontier and referred to as Oregon's Outback.
The mission of the Town of Lakeview is to provide citizens with a safe, family-oriented community while promoting sustainable development of our human, economic and natural resources. We progressively seek a positive future while honoring our heritage
adopted by the Town Council on June 10, 2008