Sherman County, Oregon

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Sherman County, created in 1889, is bounded by the Columbia River on the north, the John Day River and Gilliam County on the east, and the Deschutes River, Buck Hollow and Wasco County on the west and south. The area was settled in the 1870s by stockmen, with homesteading under way by 1881. Today, cattle and wheat-growing enterprises continue the agricultural history begun by the settlers of the north central Oregon plains.

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Published Names 

found in Sherman County publications  

Resource Lookups


Cemetery Lists


 Visit  Emigrant Springs Cemetery 

Special Thanks to Jim Berry


Resources in and about the County

Sherman County Historical Museum

Neighboring Counties

State-wide Resources

About Sherman County

Oregon Secretary of State

Genealogical Information Locator

About Oregon

Glimpse of a Lost Town
Early, Oregon
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Links to Genealogical Sites

Oregon Trail

USGenWeb Archives 

Oregon Files * Searchable

Native American Information

Historic Places - John and Helen Moore House, Moro, OR

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It was revised 16 January 2007.