Gold Hill in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Rock Point Hotel
Stage Stop and Telegraph Office
J.B. White founded the small Community of Rock Point in the early 1850's. John fought in the Rouge Indian Wars. In exchange for his service he received land, and developed a homestead on the north side of the stage road. The land was sold to L. J. White.
In 1864 L. J. White began construction on the Rock Point Hotel. February 8, 1865 the hotel was open to the public with a Grand Ball. In the hotel L. J. established one of the first telegraph stations in the area.
The record books from the stage company verify the regular use of the Rock Point Hotel as a stage stop. But, [by] the turn of the century the hotel had closed. Henry White, son of L. J. returned to farming.
Today the building houses the Del Rio Winery tasting room.
Dedicated April 2007
By Umpqua Joe 1859 Outpost of Humbug Chapter 73
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 2007 by E Clampus Vitus Umpqua Joe 1859 Outpost of Humbug Chapter 73.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 42° 25.987′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 North River Road, Gold Hill OR 97525, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Point, Oregon (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Point Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Safety Follows Wisdom (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Gold Hill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Valley of the Rogue Applegate Trail Kiosk (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dardanelles (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gold Hill.
More about this marker. Although the marker indicates "Rouge", Rogue was no doubt intended.
Also see . . .
1. Del Rio Vineyards - Our Story. Vineyard website homepage (Submitted on October 31, 2016.)
2. Rock Point Tavern, Gold Hill, Jackson County, OR. Library of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey (Submitted on October 31, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 31, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.