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.

Published Names found in Sherman County publications  

County Cemetery Lists

Sherman County Historical Museum The new interpretive exhibit Cultivation, Conservation and Clothespins! 

CLICK HERE to check out - Index to genealogy files at the Sherman County Historical Museum

Queries Send us your inquiry - maybe we can give you a hand with local leads.

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Have you information to share? Did you create *the* definitive listing of baptisms in your small Oregon parish? What about that extract of city directory entries that you alphabetized and cross-referenced by address? Don't know what to do with all the newspaper clippings your grandmother saved that chronicle events in the lives of family and friends in her Oregon town?

CLICK HERE to see a list of what we're seeking - can you help?

Oregon Secretary of State 50th Anniversary Exhibit

Resources in the County Local repositories - you won't find their information just anywhere!

Neighboring Counties USGenWeb project sites in Oregon and Washington

State-wide Resources Sherman County and more

About Sherman County A little bit of history....

About Oregon A touch of history

Links to Genealogical Sites A small selection that goes everywhere

USGenWeb Archives Searchable

Oregon USGenWeb Project Check out the other 35 counties and state-related resources.

Oregon Trail Links to varied sites, including area interpretive centers

Historic Home of John and Helen Moore Photo of this elegant 1882 Italianate residence in Moro


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It was revised 23 May 2003