Sumpter

Sumpter, OR 97814 US

Awesome Ghost Town!
Abandoned Abandoned
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Sumpter - This place is on private property. Listing for informational purposes only. Please do not visit without express permission from the land owner.

Tucked away in the trees and nestled in Oregon's Elkhorn Mountain Range, lies the historic gold mining town of Sumpter.

Started in the 1860s when three Carolinans settled and started farming. They called their homestead Fort Sumter, but when gold was found and the valley was overrun with Northern sympathizer miners, the name was changed to Sumpter.

Sumpter is on the Elkhorn Scenic Byway and is surrounded by mountains, rivers, streams, and lakes and offers virtually everyone the opportunity to enjoy many of Nature's amenities; great fishing, swimming, boating (nearby), camping, gold panning, hunting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, backpacking, 4-wheeling, ATV'ing, hiking and exploring.


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Sumpter

OR 97814 US

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