National Register of Historic Places listings in Sherman County, Oregon

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Location of Sherman County in Oregon

This list presents the full set of buildings, structures, objects, sites, or districts designated on the National Register of Historic Places in Sherman County, Oregon, and offers brief descriptive information about each of them. The National Register recognizes places of national, state, or local historic significance across the United States.[1] Out of over 90,000 National Register sites nationwide,[2] Oregon is home to over 2,000,[3] and 5 of those are found in Sherman County.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted August 9, 2019.[4]

Current listings[edit]

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listed[6] Location City or town Description
1 Columbia Southern Railway Passenger Station and Freight Warehouse
Columbia Southern Railway Passenger Station and Freight Warehouse
February 19, 1991
SW Clark and Fulton Streets
45°35′27″N 120°41′53″W / 45.590713°N 120.698077°W / 45.590713; -120.698077 (Columbia Southern Railway Passenger Station and Freight Warehouse)
2 DeMoss Springs Park
DeMoss Springs Park
April 12, 2007
De Moss Springs, off Highway 97 approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Moro
45°30′44″N 120°40′58″W / 45.512246°N 120.682801°W / 45.512246; -120.682801 (DeMoss Springs Park)
Moro vicinity
3 Mack Canyon Archeological Site
Mack Canyon Archeological Site
August 22, 1975
Address restricted[7]
Grass Valley vicinity This extensive series of pit houses was occupied seasonally in winter by Columbia River tribes for about 7,000 years from after 5000 BCE to the early 19th century CE.[8]
4 John and Helen Moore House
John and Helen Moore House
August 5, 1994
66432 Highway 97
45°26′44″N 120°45′16″W / 45.445655°N 120.754550°W / 45.445655; -120.754550 (John and Helen Moore House)
Moro vicinity This house is an excellent example of the rural expression of the Italianate style. Built in 1882, around the time of Sherman County's first large-scale settlement, it is one of the oldest houses in the county, and the only Italianate house in the region.[9]
5 Sherman County Courthouse
Sherman County Courthouse
August 28, 1998
500 Court Street
45°29′14″N 120°43′53″W / 45.487317°N 120.731362°W / 45.487317; -120.731362 (Sherman County Courthouse)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Andrus, Patrick W.; Shrimpton, Rebecca H.; et al. (2002), How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, National Register Bulletin (15), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 39493977, archived from the original on April 6, 2014, retrieved June 20, 2014.
  2. ^ National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Program: Research, archived from the original on February 1, 2015, retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. ^ Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database, retrieved August 6, 2015. Note that a simple count of National Register records in this database returns a slightly higher total than actual listings, due to duplicate records. A close reading of detailed query results is necessary to arrive at the precise count.
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on August 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  6. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  7. ^ Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of this resource. In some cases, this is to protect archeological sites from vandalism, while in other cases it is restricted at the request of the owner. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin (29), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997.
  8. ^ Cunninghame, Brian (June 7, 1973), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form for Federal Properties: The Mack Canyon Archeological Site (redacted PDF), retrieved March 8, 2016.
  9. ^ Donovan, Sally (November 10, 1993), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Moore, John and Helen, House (PDF), retrieved November 18, 2014.

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