Sumpter, Baker County, Oregon Genealogy
History and Tidbits
The community was founded in 1862 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.
On 13 August 1917, the community was destroyed by a fire.
Sites of Interest
Family History Resources
Blue Mountain Cemetery
located east of Sumpter just off Highway 7 before entering the town.
City Directories of Sumpter are part of Baker City - City Directories.