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Gold Hill in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Rock Point Hotel

Stage Stop and Telegraph Office

 
 
Rock Point Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 27, 2016
1. Rock Point Hotel Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
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 11 miles
Rock Point Hotel Marker - Image of Hotel on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 27, 2016
2. Rock Point Hotel Marker - Image of Hotel on Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Point, Oregon (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Gold Hill (approx. 2.1 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); Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot (approx. 10.3 miles away); City Hall (approx. 10.4 miles away); Rich Gulch (approx. 10.4 miles away); Catholic Rectory (approx. 10.4 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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Rock Point Hotel Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 27, 2016
3. Rock Point Hotel Marker - Wide View
<i>Rock Point Tavern, Gold Hill, Jackson County, OR</i> image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1934
4. Rock Point Tavern, Gold Hill, Jackson County, OR
Rock Point Hotel - Looking North Across North River Road image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 27, 2016
5. Rock Point Hotel - Looking North Across North River Road
The Rock Point Hotel, finished in 1865, is significant in many areas, primarily architecture, transportation, communication and agriculture. One of the oldest standing buildings in Jackson County, the Rock Point Hotel remains a fine example of stagehouse form. Philip Dole, historical architect, described the structure as perhaps the finest of its type, noting particularly its proximity to the road, three entry doors, double porch, and triangular shaped window trim. The Hotel is one of few surviving buildings of its kind and function left in Oregon. - National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form
 
 
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 152 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 31, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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