List of National Historic Landmarks in Wyoming

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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 November 24, 1968 Green River
41°31′23″N 109°28′16″W / 41.523°N 109.471°W / 41.523; -109.471 (Expedition Island)
Sweetwater 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 May 15, 1975 Cheyenne
41°09′59″N 104°51′46″W / 41.166389°N 104.862778°W / 41.166389; -104.862778 (Fort D.A. Russell)
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 December 19, 1960 Story
44°31′56″N 106°49′35″W / 44.532222°N 106.826389°W / 44.532222; -106.826389 (Fort Phil Kearny and Associated Sites)
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. July 31, 2003 Yellowstone National Park
44°58′30″N 110°41′53″W / 44.975°N 110.698056°W / 44.975; -110.698056 (Fort Yellowstone)
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 September 20, 2006 Ralston
44°40′18″N 108°56′47″W / 44.671667°N 108.946389°W / 44.671667; -108.946389 (Heart Mountain Relocation Center)
Park An internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II
6 Horner Site January 20, 1961 Cody
44°33′21″N 108°59′39″W / 44.555833°N 108.994167°W / 44.555833; -108.994167 (Horner Site)
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. January 20, 1961 Casper
42°29′37″N 107°07′46″W / 42.493611°N 107.129444°W / 42.493611; -107.129444 (Independence Rock)
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. July 31, 2003 Grand Teton National Park
43°52′39″N 110°34′36″W / 43.8775°N 110.576667°W / 43.8775; -110.576667 (Jackson Lake Lodge)
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 September 25, 1997 Guernsey
42°18′14″N 104°46′10″W / 42.303889°N 104.769444°W / 42.303889; -104.769444 (Lake Guernsey State Park)
Platte Model Civilian Conservation Corps-built state park buildings and structures
10 Medicine Mountain MedicineWheel.jpg August 29, 1970 Lovell
44°49′32″N 107°55′15″W / 44.82556°N 107.92083°W / 44.82556; -107.92083 (Medicine Wheel)
Big Horn Site of a native American medicine wheel, used for healing and religious purposes
11 Murie Ranch Historic District Estes Cabin, Murie Ranch February 17, 2006 Grand Teton National Park[8]
43°39′02″N 110°43′37″W / 43.650556°N 110.726944°W / 43.650556; -110.726944 (Murie Ranch Historic District)
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. 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 June 19, 1996 Yellowstone National Park
44°49′08″N 110°43′40″W / 44.8189°N 110.7278°W / 44.8189; -110.7278 (Obsidian Cliff)
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 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 May 23, 1966 Guernsey
42°15′22″N 104°44′58″W / 42.256111°N 104.749444°W / 42.256111; -104.749444 (Oregon Trail Ruts)
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 June 2, 1978 Kemmerer
41°47′41″N 110°32′09″W / 41.794722°N 110.535833°W / 41.794722; -110.535833 (J. C. Penney Historic District)
Lincoln Buildings associated with James Cash Penney's founding of J. C. Penney department store chain here.
17 Sheridan Inn HABS photo 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 January 20, 1961 South Pass City
42°22′12″N 108°54′49″W / 42.37°N 108.913611°W / 42.37; -108.913611 (South Pass)
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 December 19, 1960 Casper
42°26′36″N 107°13′06″W / 42.443333°N 107.218333°W / 42.443333; -107.218333 (Tom Sun Ranch)
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 July 19, 1964 Chugwater
41°45′17″N 104°49′10″W / 41.754828°N 104.819328°W / 41.754828; -104.819328 (Swan Land and Cattle Company Headquarters)
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 February 15, 2006 Cheyenne
41°07′54″N 104°48′51″W / 41.131667°N 104.814167°W / 41.131667; -104.814167 (Union Pacific Railroad Depot)
Laramie Railroad depot and related buildings.
22 Upper Green River Rendezvous Site Upper Green River Rendezvous Site.jpg November 5, 1961 Daniel
42°52′21″N 110°02′20″W / 42.872505°N 110.038819°W / 42.872505; -110.038819 (Upper Green River Rendezvous Site)
Sublette Location of several Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, a 1,200 acres (490 ha) site on the Green River
23 Wapiti Ranger Station Wapiti Ranger Station. 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 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

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  1. ^ a b c d National Park Service (June 2011). "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  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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