Granite, Oregon Ghost Town | Historic Sumpter
2022-2-12 · Granite. Granite was once a prosperous gold mining town. However, in 1942 the government shut down gold and other non-essential mines to focus the nation''s efforts on World War II. The town''s economy collapsed and never recovered while its population fell to one person in the 1960s. In 1990, eight residents called Granite home.Granite, Oregon Ghost Town | Historic SumpterGranite, Oregon Ghost Town. Granite is the jumping off point for several outdoor opportunities including hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, mine exploring, Olive Lake, and several other options. Within the town of Granite you will find several historic buildings including a schoolhouse, church, general store, and dance hall.