National Register of Historic Places listings in Wheeler County, Oregon

Location of Wheeler County in Oregon

This list presents the full set of buildings, structures, objects, sites, or districts designated on the National Register of Historic Places in Wheeler County, Oregon, and offers brief descriptive information about each of them. The National Register recognizes places of national, state, or local historic significance across the United States.[1] Out of over 90,000 National Register sites nationwide,[2] Oregon is home to over 2,000,[3] and 2 of those are found in Wheeler County.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 2, 2016.[4]

Current listings

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listed[6] Location City or town Description
1 Fossil Public School
Fossil Public School
May 22, 2013
404 Main Street
45°00′01″N 120°12′46″W / 45.000161°N 120.212881°W / 45.000161; -120.212881 (Fossil Public School)
Fossil A Classical Revival style school building.
2 Thomas Benton Hoover House
Thomas Benton Hoover House
April 14, 1978
1st Street, between Adams and Washington Streets
44°59′59″N 120°12′57″W / 44.999711°N 120.215782°W / 44.999711; -120.215782 (Thomas Benton Hoover House)
Fossil Thomas Benton Hoover, an early Euro-American settler, built this two-story, clapboard house in 1882. He was Fossil's first merchant, mayor, justice of the peace, and postmaster, as well as an early county commissioner and director of schools. He named Fossil for a paleontological find on his property in 1876.[7]

See also


  1. Andrus, Patrick W.; Shrimpton, Rebecca H.; et al. (2002), How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, National Register Bulletin (15), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 39493977, archived from the original on April 6, 2014, retrieved June 20, 2014.
  2. National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Program: Research, archived from the original on February 1, 2015, retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database, retrieved August 6, 2015. Note that a simple count of National Register records in this database returns a slightly higher total than actual listings, due to duplicate records. A close reading of detailed query results is necessary to arrive at the precise count.
  4. "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 2, 2016.
  5. Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  6. The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  7. Conner, Mrs. Robert E. (October 1977), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Hoover (Thomas Benton) House (PDF), retrieved February 28, 2013.

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