The state of Oregon has a rich and varied history. Do you know of a roadside spot with a fascinating geologic or human history?
Persons who have been dead for a length of time, generally at least 50 years, in order for their ideas, services and/or accomplishments to be placed in an accurate historical perspective, and who made important contributions to the development of Oregon. The importance of the location could have been related to:
Groups who made important social, political, and economic contributions to the historic development of Oregon. The location may be associated with a particularly important leader or member, home base of the group, or location of particularly important accomplishment.
Events which took place within Oregon at least 50 years ago, are mentioned in at least one authoritative historical work, and were either:
Geologic features, which are generally within one mile of the marker site and/or are visible from the site, and are:
You will need to fill out an application for your marker. The pre-application is found below, in the Technical Resources section.
We encourage marker nomination, so feel free to complete the application and return it to us at any time throughout the year.
Nomination Form: Download the Oregon Historical Marker Application in PDF.
Printed and completed applications should be mailed to: TIC Historical Marker Program, Suite 150, 1500 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302. You may also email a filled-in form (requires Adobe Pro software on your computer) back to the office.
To read PDF files, you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
“Friend” us on Facebook
Oregon Travel Information Council’s heritage programs Facebook page is an excellent way to learn about special events and glean historical nuggets about heritage trees and historical markers. You can follow us by clicking on the Facebook icon.