Camp Sherman, Oregon

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Camp Sherman, Oregon
Census-designated place
Camp Sherman store
Camp Sherman store
Camp Sherman is located in Oregon
Camp Sherman
Camp Sherman
Camp Sherman is located in the US
Camp Sherman
Camp Sherman
Coordinates: 44°27′37″N 121°38′28″W / 44.46028°N 121.64111°W / 44.46028; -121.64111Coordinates: 44°27′37″N 121°38′28″W / 44.46028°N 121.64111°W / 44.46028; -121.64111
CountryUnited States
Named forSherman County, home of many families who spent their summer vacations here[1]
 • Total3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)
 • Land3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation2,963 ft (903 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total233
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code97730
Area code(s)541
FIPS code41-10550
GNIS feature ID1139266
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[2]
Camp Sherman Community Hall

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,[3] with that number tripling or more during the summer.[citation needed] 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.

Notable features[edit]

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.[4]


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.[5]


  1. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 151. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
  2. ^ "Camp Sherman". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Camp Sherman CDP, Oregon". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Camp Sherman Oregon". CantyMedia. Retrieved October 13, 2014.

External links[edit]

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