Moro, Oregon Ghost Town!

Oregon Ghost Town Tour #2 – Part 2

In Spring of 2022, our family took a day trip to visit some historical ghost towns in Central Oregon. We visited Antelope, Shaniko, and Kent, Oregon – then we were hooked! We planned a second tour to see even more Central Oregon ghost towns. Join us as we take you through 6 more historic ghost towns. Grass Valley, Moro, Wasco, Boyd, Dufur, and Friend.

First we visited Grass Valley, then Grass Valley Cemetery. The next town on our trip was Moro. As of 2022, Moro’s population is approximately 335. Moro is the seat of Sherman County and is home to the impressive Sherman County Courthouse. Moro was officially established in 1899 but settlers started living here as early as 1868. Moro was named by chance. Potential names were placed in a hat. One resident was from Moro, Illinois, so he submitted it as an entry – and it was selected. Its primary industry was wheat farming, and its economy was also boosted by the Columbia Southern Railroad. Unfortunately, as technology improved and fewer people were needed to tend and harvest the wheat, residents started moving to other towns for work.

Watch our walking tour of Moro here!

To Visit:

GPS Coordinates: 45.489, -120.733 Approximately 10 miles North of Grass Valley



Trip Tour Includes:

Day One:

Day Two:

  • Boyd, OR
  • Dufur, OR
  • Dufur Community Cemetery
  • Friend, OR
  • Friend Cemetery

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