The remnants of long-gone hamlets, former country schools, and abandoned rail sidings can be hunted down throughout Sherman County, Oregon.
- Emigrant Springs
- Early (for its early spring produce on the John Day River)
- McDonald or McDonald's Ferry (at the John Day River Oregon Trail Crossing)
Additionally, the Old West towns of Kent and Shaniko survive today as unincorporated "ghost towns" on the Sherman County plateau.
Meanwhile, other historic buildings live on — and remain in use, including the County Courthouse of 1899. Tour the National Register of Historic Places for Sherman County, Oregon to see the historic buildings that help make Sherman County what it is today.