Gold Hill in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Rock Point Hotel
Stage Stop and Telegraph Oﬃce
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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 42° 25.987′ N, 123° 5.498′ W. Marker is in Gold Hill, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on North River Road west of Oregon Route 99, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 North River Road, Gold Hill OR 97525, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of Rock Point, Oregon (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Point Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Gold Hill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Valley of the Rogue Applegate Trail Kiosk (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dardanelles (approx. 2½ 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); Fort Birdseye (approx. 3½ 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. Our Story - History (Del Rio Vineyards). (Submitted on October 31, 2016.)
2. Rock Point Tavern, Gold Hill, Jackson County, OR (Historic American Buildings Survey). (Submitted on October 31, 2016.)
3. Rock Point Hotel (National Register of Historic Places - Nomination Form). (Submitted on October 31, 2016.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 31, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.