List of National Historic Landmarks in Wyoming

List of National Historic Landmarks in Wyoming

The list of National Historic Landmarks in Wyoming contains the landmarks designated by the U.S. Federal Government for the U.S. state of Wyoming. There are 24 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) in Wyoming. The first designated were two on 19 December 1960; the latest was on 20 September 2006.

Landmark name[1] Image Date declared[1] Locality[1][2] County[1] Description[2]
1 Expedition Island Expedition Island Green River Wyoming.jpeg 01968-11-24 November 24, 1968 Green River
Expedition Island is a park in Green River, Wyoming that marks the area where Major John Wesley Powell started an expedition down the Green River and Colorado River in 1871.
2 Fort D.A. Russell 1997 HABS photo 01975-05-15 May 15, 1975 Cheyenne
Laramie In 1867, the fort was established to protect workers for the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1871, it was base to the Pawnee scout battalion.[3]
3 Fort Phil Kearny and Associated Sites Fort Phil Kearney.JPG 01960-12-19 December 19, 1960 Story
Johnson Fort Phil Kearny was an outpost of the United States Army that existed in the late 1860s in present-day northeastern Wyoming along the Bozeman Trail.[4]
4 Fort Yellowstone Photograph of Fort Yellowstone, showing several Army buildings, modern motor vehicles, and the wide-open Yellowstone landscape in the background. 02003-07-31 July 31, 2003 Yellowstone National Park
Park Fort Yellowstone is a former United States Army base created in 1888 to guard the park. It became administrative headquarters of Yellowstone National Park.[5]
5 Heart Mountain Relocation Center Heart mountain marker with mountain behind.jpg 02006-09-20 September 20, 2006 Ralston Park An internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II
6 Horner Site Address restricted.PNG 01961-01-20 January 20, 1961 Cody
Park Non-public archaeological site yielding evidence of a flint tool culture, with occupation dating back to 5000 BC.[6]
7 Independence Rock Photograph of Independence Rock with sage-steppe vegetation in the foreground and the rock rising high abainst a clear sky. 01961-01-20 January 20, 1961 Casper
Natrona Independence Rock is a large granite rock, approximately 130 ft (40 m) high, which served as a landmark on the Oregon Trail and California Trail in southwestern Natrona County.[7]
8 Jackson Lake Lodge Photograph of the Jackson Lake Lodge, a modern structure with many horizontal lines among the vertical trees of Grand Teton National Park. 02003-07-31 July 31, 2003 Grand Teton National Park
Teton Designed by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood and completed in 1955, the lodge built in International style represents a break from the traditional rustic style of architecture used by the National Park Service.
9 Lake Guernsey State Park 1974 HABS photo 01997-09-25 September 25, 1997 Guernsey
Platte Model Civilian Conservation Corps-built state park buildings and structures
10 Medicine Wheel MedicineWheel.jpg 01970-08-29 August 29, 1970 Lovell
Big Horn A native American medicine wheel, used for healing and religious purposes
11 Murie Ranch Historic District Estes Cabin, Murie Ranch 02006-02-17 February 17, 2006 Grand Teton National Park[8] Teton A group of several cabins in Grand Teton National Park that were owned by naturalist Olaus Murie, his wife Margaret Murie and scientist Adolph Murie and his wife Louise in the 1940s.
12 Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums Exterior photograph of the Fishing Bridge Museum, showing the rustic log construction. 01987-05-28 May 28, 1987 Yellowstone National Park
44°43′27″N 110°42′21″W / 44.72424°N 110.70578°W / 44.72424; -110.70578 (Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums (Norris))
Teton and Park Three "trailside museums" in National Park Service Rustic style within Yellowstone National Park
13 Obsidian Cliff Obsidian Cliff 01996-06-19 June 19, 1996 Yellowstone National Park
Park An exposure of obsidian (volcanic glass). It was a notable source of lithic materials for prehistoric peoples.
14 Old Faithful Inn Old Faithful Inn interior wide.jpg 01987-05-28 May 28, 1987 Yellowstone National Park
44°27′28″N 110°49′49″W / 44.45784°N 110.83031°W / 44.45784; -110.83031 (Old Faithful Inn)
Teton National Park Service architecture
15 Oregon Trail Ruts OregonTrailRutsPhilKonstantin.jpg 01966-05-23 May 23, 1966 Guernsey
Platte One half mile long section of Oregon Trail, worn 2–6 feet into sandstone ridge
16 J. C. Penney Historic District Jcpenney-mother-store.jpg 01978-06-02 June 2, 1978 Kemmerer
Lincoln Buildings associated with James Cash Penney's founding of J. C. Penney department store chain here.
17 Sheridan Inn HABS photo 01964-01-29 January 29, 1964 Sheridan
44°48′25″N 106°57′12″W / 44.80683°N 106.95333°W / 44.80683; -106.95333 (Sheridan Inn)
Sheridan Inn operated by Buffalo Bill Cody
18 South Pass South Pass, seen from the west looking eastward towards Pacific Springs 01961-01-20 January 20, 1961 South Pass City
Fremont This was the easiest crossing point of the Continental Divide during the 19th century, serving American pioneers, fur traders, and miners. The access it offered to the Pacific Northwest greatly strengthened the U.S. claim to that region.
19 Tom Sun Ranch Tom Sun Ranch.jpg 01960-12-19 December 19, 1960 Casper
Carbon and Natrona Tom Sun Ranch was a typical medium-sized ranching operation of the open range period in the 1870s-80s. Tom Sun was a French-Canadian cattleman and frontiersman.
20 Swan Land and Cattle Company Headquarters 1974 HABS photo 01964-07-19 July 19, 1964 Chugwater
Platte The surviving buildings include the ranchhouse, barn, and commissary, for this company organized in Scotland in 1883.[9]
21 Union Pacific Railroad Depot HABS photo 02006-02-15 February 15, 2006 Cheyenne Laramie Railroad depot and related buildings.
22 Upper Green River Rendezvous Site Upper Green River Rendezvous Site.jpg 01961-11-05 November 5, 1961 Daniel
Sublette Rendezvous site on the Green River
23 Wapiti Ranger Station Wapiti Ranger Station. 01963-05-23 May 23, 1963 Wapiti
44°27′50″N 109°36′58″W / 44.46388°N 109.61613°W / 44.46388; -109.61613 (Wapiti Ranger Station)
Park First U.S. Forest Service ranger station
24 Wyoming State Capitol DSCN5263 cheyennewyomingcapitolfront e.jpg 01987-05-04 May 4, 1987 Cheyenne
41°08′23″N 104°49′12″W / 41.13983°N 104.81992°W / 41.13983; -104.81992 (Wyoming State Capitol)
Laramie Current state capitol building

See also

  • Historic preservation
  • List of National Historic Landmarks by state
  • List of Registered Historic Places in Wyoming


  1. ^ a b c d National Park Service (June 2011). "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database". Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  3. ^ NPS webpage, March 2009: NPS-gov-842.
  4. ^ NPS webpage, March 2009: NPS-gov-565.
  5. ^ NPS webpage, March 2009: NPS-gov-32**.
  6. ^ NPS webpage, March 2009: NPS-gov-567.
  7. ^ NPS webpage, March 2009: NPS-gov-566.
  8. ^ National Park Service (2007). "Murie Ranch - National Park Week: National Register of Historic Places Celebrates National Park". Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  9. ^ NPS webpage, March 2009: NPS-gov-569.

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