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Historical Sweet Home

Settlers first arrived in the Sweet Home Valley in the early 1850s. In 1893, the city of Sweet Home was incorporated. A community known as Buckhead developed near the mouth of Ames Creek and the South Santiam River. Buckhead was named after a saloon that featured a set of elk antlers on the gable end of its building. East of Buckhead, a community called Mossville developed with a store and post office. In 1874, the two communities merged to become one community called Sweet Home. Sweet Home experienced significant growth during the 1940s due to the demand for timber from local forests.

Working in Sweet Home

Founded on industry, our community blends itself ecologically with our most important heritage; nature.  Sweet Home offers forward thinking educational and industrial opportunities as we continue to be on the cutting edge of business technology.  We pride ourselves on continuous improvements to the community through investment in water and sewer upgrades; a new community center, police station and high school. More than $52 million worth of projects have been completed by the city and Sweet Home School District in the last 15 years, reflecting an outstanding commitment to the future.

Leisure Time in Sweet Home

Natural and recreational opportunities greet visitors on the very edge of town where more than 60 miles of lakes entice them to explore and experience Foster and Green Peter Reservoirs.  Lining the shore are miles of trails, a marina, parks and camping sites.  Whether you enjoy fishing, skiing, wakeboarding or sailing the opportunities to satisfy the open water enthusiast are endless!   If you’re a country music fan attending the Oregon Jamboree, visiting family and friends, enjoying one of the many recreational opportunities or planning to live here, you will be embraced by locals with a willingness to share the bountiful hidden treasures found in our area.

Things To Do in Sweet Home

The Oregon Jamboree is the Northwest's premier country music and camping festival. Founded in 1992, this annual event is held on over 20 acres in scenic Sweet Home which includes the historic Weddle Covered Bridge and connecting Sankey Park.  The three day event offers a full festival atmosphere on the lush fields of the main venue and a more intimate concert experience on the new second stage where Ames Creek meanders past the park and under the covered bridge to create a separate and more intimate ambiance in the 75+ year old park.

Living in Sweet Home

Not too far from anywhere and close to everything, Sweet Home is located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, on the edge of Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley.  Journey west to the coast, east to the high desert or north to Portland’s metropolis; it is easy to experience all the great state has to offer within two hours in any direction. Sweet Home is a small town with a great quality of life.  A developing yet tranquil city that remains focused on maintaining an optimal rural lifestyle.  

Meet Us in Sweet Home

Known as the "Gateway to the Santiam Playground", Sweet Home is a small logging town located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range on the eastern edge of the Willamette Valley. The mild weather and central location in the Santiam Recreation Area are part of the reason that Sweet Home has so many recreational opportunities. Fishing, hiking and camping are only minutes away from Sweet Home residences.

Welcome!

Welcome to Sweet Home Oregon; a small yet progressive community tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascade Mountain range. Known for its beauty and scenic recreational opportunities, it is truly Oregon at its Best!

Founded on industry, our community blends itself ecologically with our most important heritage; nature.  Sweet Home offers forward thinking educational and industrial opportunities.  We pride ourselves on continuous improvements to the community through investment in water and sewer upgrades; a new community center, police station and high school. More than $52 million worth of projects have been completed by the city and Sweet Home School District in the last 15 years, reflecting an outstanding commitment to the future.

Natural and recreational opportunities greet visitors on the very edge of town where more than 60 miles of lakes entice them to explore and experience Foster and Green Peter Reservoirs.  Lining the shore are miles of trails, a marina, parks and camping sites.  Whether you enjoy fishing, skiing, wakeboarding or sailing the opportunities to satisfy the open water enthusiast are endless!

If you’re a country music fan attending the Oregon Jamboree, visiting family and friends, enjoying one of the many recreational opportunities or planning to live here, you will be embraced by locals with a willingness to share the bountiful hidden treasures found throughout the area.  Sweet Home prides itself on quality medical care, education opportunities, cultural activities, outdoor recreation, and a progressive business community.  These priorities make Sweet Home a highly diversified community with a small town feel.

Spending time in this breathtaking setting enhances the spirit and enriches the soul.  If communing with nature is what you desire, we invite you to visit.  Even if it’s the first time here; many agree it feels like coming home!

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Health Fair Saturday August 19th
Join us at the 2nd Annual Sweet Home Community Health Fair and Food Drive Saturday, August 19th from 9-2 Sweet Home High School Gymnasium. Free health screenings including blood pressure checks, skin cancer screenings & dental checks Free activities for kids Free housing services Free information on Senior Services FOOD DRIVE - for SHEM (Swe [more]

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Back by popular demand, the Monteith Society is once again hosting a fun and spooky
historical experience this October: a candlelit tour of the Monteith House Museum and
ride on the Trolley of Terror; sponsored by the Monteith Historical Society.

Climb aboard the Albany Trolley of Terror for a tour of the haunted places in Albany’s
Historic Districts, the trolley will be draped in somber black funeral buntings for the
occasion. The stories that make up this tour are all purported to be true, and some are
decidedly weird. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the inside story on these historic
haunted homes and businesses. The Question is this: Why visit a haunted house when you
can take in the whole haunted town?!
The Monteith House is the oldest building in Albany, and was built in 1849. Through the
years, various ghost stories have been shared about this building, but very few people have
had a chance to hear the stories from the inside of its walls. Please, join us for a ride on the
Trolley of Terror and our candlelit tour to hear the ghost stories of downtown Albany and
those of the Monteith House that have chilled its inhabitants to the bone.
The Trolley of Terror will take place on October 20, 21, 27 and 28. Tours begin at 6pm,
7pm, 8pm and 9pm. Sign up today for the Trolley of Terror candlelit tour and ghost stories
of the Monteith House. The cost of the Trolley of Terror and candlelit ghost tour is $10
per adult and $5 per child.
Seating is limited and tours fill up fast. Stop by the Albany Visitors Association to reserve
your seat, 110 3rd Ave SE, 541-928-0911
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Yes! spoleto's pizzeria & wine shop will be open today! We are pulling out a couple of your favorites today to make up for lost time! "Corn chowder", made with locally grown sweet corn from Grandpa's Fresh Market, and our Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie! ... See MoreSee Less

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Health Fair Saturday August 19th
Join us at the 2nd Annual Sweet Home Community Health Fair and Food Drive Saturday, August 19th from 9-2 Sweet Home Hig [more]