Camp Sherman, Oregon

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Camp Sherman, Oregon
Unincorporated community & census-designated place
Camp Sherman store
Camp Sherman store
Camp Sherman, Oregon is located in Oregon
Camp Sherman, Oregon
Camp Sherman, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
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
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jefferson
Named for Sherman County, home of many families who spent their summer vacations here[1]
Elevation 2,963 ft (903 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97730
Area code(s) 541
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[2]
Camp Sherman Community Hall

Camp Sherman is census-designated place and unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. It is located on the Metolius River. The population consists of a few hundred year-round residents, swelling to several thousand 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 originally 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 of Camp Sherman, Oregon. 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, Western Stick Architecture[3]


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.[4]


  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. ^ "National Register of Historic Places" (PDF). United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service. United States Department of the Interior. February 28, 2003. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Camp Sherman Oregon". CantyMedia. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 

External links[edit]

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