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Welcome to Shaniko ...

The city of Shaniko is located in Wasco County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shaniko has a population of 37 people<2> (see below for details).

Shaniko was established in 1879 and was incorporated in 1901.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Shaniko: Named after August Scherneckau (1838-1923), an early settler in this area.

Going back to its beginning, The community of Shaniko was originally named Cross Hollows. For more information about the names of Shaniko, see The Names of Shaniko on our Genealogy Page.

Shaniko is 3,340 feet [1,018 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Shaniko is about ¾ mile [or 1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Shaniko lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Shaniko: (541) and (458)<4>

The ZIP code for Shaniko: 97057<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shaniko had an population of 37 people. This is an increase of 2.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 42.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shaniko had a population of 36 people. This makes Shaniko the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 36 people, the population of Shaniko increased 38.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 26 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shaniko.

Communities Also Named Shaniko ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Shaniko - it's located in Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shaniko.

Communities near Shaniko ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shaniko.

  • Antelope [Wasco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
    • Antelope [Wasco County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Shaniko
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<7>
  • Kent [Sherman County]
  • Clarno [Wasco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarno
    • Clarno [Wasco County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Shaniko
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarno
  • Donnybrook [Jefferson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donnybrook
    • Donnybrook [Jefferson County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Shaniko
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donnybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former names for Donnybrook:
    • Axehandle
    • Kilts
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ashwood [Jefferson County]
    • Maupin [Wasco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maupin
      • Maupin [Wasco County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Shaniko
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maupin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maupin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maupin<7>
    • Rosebush [Sherman County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebush
      • Rosebush [Sherman County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the north of Shaniko
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebush have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Horse Heaven [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Heaven
      • Horse Heaven [Jefferson County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the southeast of Shaniko
    • Grass Valley [Sherman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Valley
      • Grass Valley [Sherman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the north of Shaniko
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<7>
    • Wapinitia [Wasco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wapinitia
      • Wapinitia [Wasco County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the west of Shaniko
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wapinitia

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shaniko. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shaniko.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shaniko. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shaniko.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shaniko. See our Newspapers Page for Shaniko.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shaniko ...

Looking for more information about Shaniko? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shaniko, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shaniko.

Adding Shaniko to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shaniko in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shaniko was

We also found Shaniko on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shaniko on our Genealogy Page.

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About Wasco County

About Oregon

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shaniko. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wasco County: www.co.wasco.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Wasco, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shaniko.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shaniko - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Shaniko). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shaniko or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shaniko) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shaniko. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShanikoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shaniko. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0042, Longitude: -120.7532    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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