Camp Sherman, Oregon
Camp Sherman, Oregon
Camp Sherman store
|Named for||Sherman County, home of many families who spent their summer vacations here|
|• Total||3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)|
|• Land||3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||2,963 ft (903 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1139266|
|Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey|
Camp Sherman is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. It is located on the Metolius River. The year-round population as of the 2010 census was 233, with that number tripling or more during the summer. The community includes an elementary school, Black Butte School, a general store and a post office (ZIP code 97730). The community also has a volunteer fire department. Camp Sherman was founded by vacationers from Sherman County in the latter part of the 19th century.
In 1949, Luther Metke was a key builder of the Camp Sherman Community Hall, the center of social activity in the community. In February 2003 it was listed as a National Register of Historic Places due to its rustic architecture highlighting late 19th & early 20th century American movements: Bungalow/Craftsman and Western Stick architecture.
This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Camp Sherman has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.
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- "Camp Sherman". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Camp Sherman CDP, Oregon". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
- "National Register of Historic Places". United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service. United States Department of the Interior. February 28, 2003. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
- "Camp Sherman Oregon". Weatherbase.com. CantyMedia. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
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