Sumpter, Baker County, Oregon Genealogy
1863: The community was founded by gold prospectors on their way to California gold fields, when they panned gold out of Cracker Creek. The subsequent development of Sumpter was based primarily on gold mining.
13 August 1917: the center of the town was destroyed by a fire.
Sites of Interest
- Oregon Gravestone Photo Project
located east of Sumpter just off Highway 7 before entering the town.
- USGS GNIS Map
City Directories of Sumpter are part of Baker City - City Directories.