Originally a settlement of the Papora people, called variously 沙轆, 沙轆社，社口番地, perhaps due to sand blown by the wind. During the Kingdom of Tungning (1662－1683), the Taiwanese Plains Aborigines were driven away or sinicized, and the area became a Han settlement. In 1731 during Qing rule, Tamsui Subprefecture (淡水廳) extended from the Tai-kah River northward up to Keelung (雞籠).
In 1920, during Japanese rule, the written name was changed from 沙轆 (Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Soa-la̍k; literally: "sand wheel") to 沙鹿 (Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Soa-lo̍k; literally: "sand deer"); in Japanese, both names are read as "Sharoku". Administratively, Sharoku Village (沙鹿庄) was under Taikō District (大甲郡), Taichū Prefecture. In Taiwanese Hokkien, the old name of Soa-la̍k (沙轆) is still used.
In 1945 the village was changed to an township, and was upgraded to a district in 2010.
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