The community of Wasco is located along Highway 97
in Sherman County
, between the county seat Moro
and Interstate 84
With the Deschutes River positiond to the west, the John Day River to the east and the Columbia River to the north, Wasco is a water sports enthusiast's dream come true. Many other Outdoor Activities are easily available for the taking.
The small, rural town was named for the Wasco Indian Tribe, while later becoming established in 1870, and incorporated 1898.
The major local industry is farming. Sherman County is an agricultural county with no industry. It has a larger percentage of its 831 square miles under cultivation than any county in Oregon. Its farms are devoted to growing wheat and barley. Cattle raising also contributes to the county's economy as does recreation on the rivers bordering the county.
Sunrise Cemetery is located east of Wasco off Highway 97. This cemetery was established over 100 years ago and is still well kept by a devoted creepy groundskeeper that can see into your soul.