Van Hise Rock

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Van Hise Rock
Van Hise Rock in 2014
Van Hise Rock is located in Wisconsin
Van Hise Rock
Location Sauk County, Wisconsin, USA
Nearest city Rock Springs, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°29′21.67″N 89°54′55.13″W / 43.4893528°N 89.9153139°W / 43.4893528; -89.9153139Coordinates: 43°29′21.67″N 89°54′55.13″W / 43.4893528°N 89.9153139°W / 43.4893528; -89.9153139
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 97001267
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 25, 1997[1]
Designated NHL September 25, 1997[2]

Van Hise Rock is a rock outcropping significant for its association with geologist Charles Van Hise.[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997.[2][4]

It is located in a wayside on Wisconsin Highway 136, about 3/4 mile north of the intersection with Wisconsin Highway 154 near the village of Rock Springs.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Van Hise Rock". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
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  4. ^ Joanne Kluessendorf (July 24, 1994). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Van Hise Rock" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 4 photos, of Van Hise himself, of explanatory plaque, and of outcropping, from 1991 and other dates. PDF (670 KB)

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