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This page is for Gravity Falls, Oregon, the location. For other uses, see Gravity Falls (disambiguation).

Gravity Falls, Oregon is a mysterious, sleepy, small town in Roadkill County[1] of eastern Oregon, where there are many supernatural occurrences. It was founded by Quentin Trembley, but in an attempt to cover it up was said to be founded by Nathaniel Northwest. It's where Stan Pines lives and runs the Mystery Shack, a tourist trap which overcharges unlucky visitors for a glimpse at the world's most bizarre museum. 12-year-old twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines are sent to stay with Stan for the summer, which leads them to discover the different yet curious wonders of Gravity Falls.

Gravity Falls, Oregon may be based off of the Oregon Vortex, which is located in Oregon, and residents claim paranormal activity occurs there. It is also based off Boring, Oregon, a town Alex never saw himself, but always imagined what it might be like.


The valley of Gravity Falls was formed by an alien spaceship crash-landing on Earth in 30,000,000 BCE.[2] Whether the craft caused the town's strange properties or the place's strange properties attracted the craft is still unknown.

Around AD 1000, the native people of Gravity Falls describe the area as a "cursed land" and hurriedly evacuated it, leaving behind pottery, blankets and symbols, many of which depicted Bill Cipher interacting with a shaman named Modoc. Much of this art is owned by the Northwests.[2]

The town of Gravity Falls was founded in 1842[3] by the 8½th president of the United States of America, Sir Lord Quentin Trembley III, Esq. He "discovered" it by falling off a cliff on a horse that he was riding backwards. However, this fact was covered up by the U.S. government, and instead "local nobody" and "waste-shoveling village idiot" Nathaniel Northwest was officially recorded as the town founder.

In 1849, Gravity Falls was involved in the Gold Rush, and then the lesser-known "Flannel Rush" a year later. In 1851, mining in Gravity Falls ceased after miners saw dinosaurs in the mines.[2]

In 1883, the Great Train Crash of '83 occured, which was caused by the conductor being distracted by a flash of light and then driving the train off of a cliff.[2]

In 1920, the "Maple Syrup Prohibition" lead to secret pancake speakeasies.[2]

In 1937, a plane crashed into the mountains and a woman escaped into the forest. The words "Amelia was here" are carved into the mountainside.[2]


Since the town was founded by a mayor who was legally insane, its arcane charter laws are equally insane. Woodpecker marriage is legal. The "Finders Keepers" law allows whoever holds a physical deed to own that property (created by Trembley as an experiment to create a new form of government called "GimmieOcracy") and children can legally be sent to adult prison.[4]

As explained in the episode "The Stanchurian Candidate," the Town Charter stipulates that Gravity Falls mayor elections are based on two events: The Wednesday Stump Speech, held on an actual stump, and the Friday Debate wherein townsfolk throw birdseed at the candidate they like most. At the end, they release a freedom eagle who will fly to the candidate covered in more seed and bestow a birdly kiss upon him, anointing him mayor. The Town Charter defines a worthy candidate as "anyone who can cast a shadow, count to ten and throw their hat into the provided ring."

Known residents

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Gravity Falls in Oregon

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  • Stan Pines is the stingy owner of the Mystery Shack, a tourist trap which overcharges unlucky visitors for a glimpse at the world's most bizarre museum, and once had a room filled with wax figures.
  • Soos Ramirez is a lovable "Man-child" who works at the Mystery Shack gift shop. He is a good friend of Dipper and Mabel Pines. He and Dipper enjoy doing so-called "boy stuff" together, like heating hot dogs, one by one, until they explode in the microwave.
  • Wendy Corduroy is a mellow and cool teen who is a part-time worker at the Mystery Shack. Dipper has a huge crush on her. Wendy can be fun until her rambunctious teenage friends show up.
  • Robbie Valentino is a stereotypical moody teenager and is the lead guitarist for his band. He is the ex-boyfriend of Wendy and rival of Dipper Pines.
  • Ma and Pa Duskerton (former residents) were the owners of the Dusk 2 Dawn convenience store. Their ghosts live in and haunt the abandoned convenience store.
  • Deputy Durland is part of the lazy and sarcastic local law enforcement team of Gravity Falls, along with Sheriff Blubs, who deem every case unsolvable so that they can go to lunch instead.
  • Sheriff Blubs is part of the lazy and sarcastic local law enforcement team of Gravity Falls, along with Deputy Durland, who deem every case unsolvable so that they can go to lunch instead.
  • Gideon Gleeful is a self-proclaimed television psychic whose real mission is to take down his competition, the Mystery Shack, and was the owner of book 2. Gideon ran the Tent of Telepathy.
  • Bud Gleeful is the father of Gideon Gleeful, worker at the Tent of Telepathy, and owner of Gleeful's Auto Sale.
  • Manly Dan is the father of Wendy and three other boys and is also an emotionally unstable lumberjack.
  • Tyler Cutebiker is an undecided individual who lives in Gravity Falls, Oregon. He was appointed as the town's new mayor since Mayor Befufftlefumpter's death.
  • Toby Determined is the reporter for the failing Gravity Falls Gossiper newspaper.
  • Shandra Jimenez is the reporter for a possible TV show airing in Gravity Falls, Oregon.
  • Mikey R. is a man with two broken arms.
  • Lazy Susan is Grunkle Stan's former love interest and a waitress at Greasy's Diner. She has a lazy eye that never opens.
  • Grenda is a large, deep-voiced girl who is best friends with Candy Chiu and Mabel Pines.
  • Candy Chiu is a girl who is best friends with Grenda and Mabel Pines.
  • Pacifica Northwest is the most popular and richest girl in Gravity Falls, and her great-great grandfather "founded" the town.
  • Fiddleford "Old Man" McGucket was originally known to be the local kook, but is soon shown that he was once friends with Stanford Pines during his scientific discovery. Later, using a mind-erasing gun on himself repeatedly led him to be less intellectual due to side effects.
  • Mayor Befufftlefumpter: The old, reclusive mayor of Gravity Falls, who was in office for a great part of his life (For "almost a century" according to Sheriff Blubs) until his death in 2012.
  • Bats Biker is an emotional individual who lives in Gravity Falls, Oregon.
  • Mrs. Gleeful is Gideon Gleeful's mother.
  • Ford Pines is the researcher who wrote journals 1, 2, and 3 as well as Stan's twin brother. He is also the original owner of the Mystery Shack.
  • Gorney is a local boy.
  • Shmipper and Smabble are two local kids who bear a resemblance to Dipper and Mabel.
  • Mummy Kid is a local kid.
  • Soldier Kid is another local kid.
  • Preston and Priscilla Northwest are Pacifica's parents.
  • Pizza Guy is a fat man who loves pizza.
  • Tate McGucket is Old Man McGucket's son and a ranger at Lake Gravity Falls.
  • Lee is a local teenager.
  • Tambry is another local teenager.
  • Nate is another local teenager.
  • Thompson is another local teenager.
  • Reginald is a recurring young man and Rosanna's boyfriend.
  • Rosanna is a recurring young woman and Reginald's girlfriend.
  • Unnamed pointed nosed woman is a woman that likes Mabel Pines and Smokey Joe's All You Can Eat.
  • Unnamed woman in orange is a recurring woman that likes Gideon Gleeful and the Mystery Fair.
  • Mr. Poolcheck is the lifeguard at the Gravity Falls pool. Dipper finds him emotionally unstable, and he hires Dipper and Wendy as lifeguards and assistant lifeguards before firing them both.
  • The Summerween Trickster looks for kids on Summerween that don't have enough Summerween spirit.
  • Hank is a local father.
  • Hank's wife is a local mother.
  • Unnamed scout lady is a woman who bumped into Dipper and asked him if he was crying.
  • Gabe Bensen is a well-known puppeteer who was formerly one of Mabel's object of affections.

Known Places


  • The town is based off of Boring, Oregon.[7]
  • A UFO is buried underneath the town, and the cause of the valley's creation.
  • It's unknown how large the town really is—it's said to be a relatively small town, but is apparently big enough to have its own shopping mall and civic center.
  • The town's streets are dangerous and littered with weapons.[8]
  • In the episode "Scary-oke," the agents pinpoint the source of the disturbance they monitored as being in Gravity Falls. The indicator on the monitor for the town shows it is located approximately along Highway 20 in Malheur County, Oregon, somewhere west of Vale.
  • The indicator shown at the beginning of "Scary-oke" that pinpoints Gravity Falls' location is different than the location shown on the map of Oregon that was previously released. In the original map it shows that Gravity Falls is in the center of Oregon, however, the government agents pinpoint a location on the eastern edge of Oregon.
  • If you search "Gravity Falls, Oregon" on Google Maps, it will direct you to the Oregon Vortex.
  • According to Probabilitor the Annoying in "Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons," Gravity Falls exists in Dimension "46 Apostrophe Backslash" (46'\).
  • As seen in Stan-churian Candidate and Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future, the emblem of Gravity Falls depicts an eagle flying above the town's eponymous waterfalls. It is similar to the wikipedia:Seal of Oregon.


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  1. "A Tale of Two Stans." Matt Chapman, Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Sunil Hall (director). Disney XD. July 13, 2015. No. 12, season 2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Gravity Falls: Journal 3 by Disney Book Group. July 26, 2016. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) A Bit of History. ISBN: 978-1484746691.
  3. Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun! by Disney Book Group. October 7, 2014. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) Map of Gravity Falls. ISBN: 978-1484710807.
  4. Alex Hirsch's Reddit AMA.
  5. Lefty
  6. Postcard Creator
  7. Owen, Rob (June 14, 2012). 'Gravity Falls': Inspired by Boring, Ore.? It's true. Oregon Live LLC. Retrieved on April 5, 2015. “We passed a sign for Boring, Oregon. We never went there, but I was positively enchanted with the idea that there was a town called Boring. Gravity Falls is partially from what I imagine Boring might be like. Or maybe the opposite of Boring, Oregon, would be Gravity Falls.”
  8. "Fight Fighters." Zach Paez, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. September 14, 2012. No. 10, season 1

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    • Puppy0cam wrote: something? or someone! how would stan know where to find the book? I seriously doubt that he found it at random. perhaps stan ...
    • I think he might have been hunting for it. Maybe an artifact he stole led him their.
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