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Online Records



County Courthouse

Sherman County Courthouse
500 Court Street
Moro, Or 97039
Phone:  541-565-3606

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1889
birth records from 1904-1939, death records 1905-1952
and court records from 1894. [1]

Sherman County Government

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Sherman County Court House as of September 2006.

Sherman County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).

Historical Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Sherman County, Oregon

Parent County

25 February 1889: Sherman county was created from Wasco County. Named for William Tecumseh Sherman, Union general in the American Civil War. [2]

Boundary Changes

Places / Localities

Populated Places


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Grass Valley | Moro | Rufus | Wasco


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Ainsworth | Biggs Junction | Kent

Neighboring Counties

Gilliam | Wasco | Klickitat, Washington

Trivia Tidbits

Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits




  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records






Early migration routes to and from Sherman County, Oregon Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military History and Records


Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries, Museums

Family History Centers



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tillamook County, Oregon page 574, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092; FHLC Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  3. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at (accessed 18 July 2011).


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