National Register Listings in
Lane County, Oregon

Alpha Phi Sorority House Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity House (Old) Ax Billy Department Store Baldwin Market Ball, Abraham and Phoebe, House Belknap Bridge Benedict, Edwin E., House Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House, Old Big Creek Bridge No. 01180 Boyer, Clarence and Ethel, House Calkins, Windsor W., House Campbell, Robert E., House Cape Creek Bridge No. 01113 Chambers Bridge Chambers, Frank L. and Ida H., House Chambers, Fred E. House and Grounds Chase Gardens Residential Grouping Chi Psi Fraternity House Christian, Daniel and Catherine, House Christian-Patterson Rental Property Clearwater, Jacob, House Coburg Historic District Cochran-Rice Farm Complex Cottage Grove Armory Cottage Grove Downtown Commercial Historic District Coyote Creek Bridge Creswell Public Library and Civic Improvement Club Clubhouse Currin Bridge Dads' Gates Deadwood Creek Bridge Deady Hall Dorena Bridge Dorris Apartments Dorris Ranch Dorris, Benjamin Franklin, House East Skinner Butte Historic District Ernest Bridge Eugene Blair Boulevard Historic Commercial Area Eugene Hotel Eugene Pioneer Cemetery First Congregational Church First Presbyterian Church Fitch, Charles C., Farmstead Foster-Simmons House Gamma Phi Beta Sorority House Goodpasture Bridge Hall, Howard A., House Harlow, Elmer, House Hayse Blacksmith Shop Heceta Head Lighthouse and Keepers Quarters Honeyman, Jessie M., Memorial State Park Historic District Johnson Hall Kyle, William, and Sons, Building Lake Creek Bridge Lane County Clerk's Building Lane County Farmers' Union Cooperative Wholesalers' Association Building Leaburg Hydroelectric Project Historic District Lee, Dr. Norman L., House Log Cabin Inn Ensemble Lowell Bridge Lowell Grange Marx-Schaefers House Masonic Cemetery and Hope Abbey Mausoleum Mathews, Nelson and Margret, House McCracken Brothers Motor Freight Building McDonald Theater Building McKenzie Fish Hatchery, Old McKenzie Highway Historic District McMorran and Washburne Department Store Building Methodist Episcopal Church of Goshen Morse, Wayne, Farm Mosby Creek Bridge Musick Guard Station Office Bridge Oregon Electric Railway Passenger Station Oregon Power Company's Springfield Substation Oregon Railway and Navigation Company Bridge Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church Pacific Cooperative Poultry Producers Egg-Taking Station Palace Hotel Parvin Bridge Patterson-Stratton House Pengra Bridge Peters, A. V., House Petersen Apartments Potter, Wallace and Glenn, House Psi Alpha Chapter, Chi Omega House Quackenbush Hardware Store Rice Apartments Schaefers Building Shelton-McMurphey House and Grounds Shinn, Horace J. and Ann S., Cottage Siuslaw River Bridge No. 01821 Smeede Hotel Southern Pacific Passenger Depot Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Station and Freight House Springfield General Hospital Springfield Motors Buick Dealership Stewart Bridge Stewart, LaSells D., House Sutherland, John, House Ten Mile Creek Bridge No. 01181 The Big 'O' Thompson-Roach Building Triangle Lake Round Barn Unity Bridge University of Oregon Library and Memorial Quadrangle University of Oregon Museum of Art US Post Office Villard Hall Washburne Historic District Wendling Bridge Wildcat Creek Bridge Wilder Apartments Willakenzie Grange Hall Williams, C. S., House Williams, Lew, Chevrolet Dealership Wilson, Woodrow, Junior High School Women's Memorial Quadrangle Ensemble Woodmen of the World Hall Working, James W., Flats
The Oregon State Hospital, located in Salem, Oregon, was the setting for the novel and movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." The hospital was also known for its use of electroconvulsive therapy and other controversial treatments.
Lane County, located in the state of Oregon, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. Prior to European settlement, the area was home to various Native American tribes, including the Kalapuya people. They thrived off the natural resources provided by the region's fertile valleys and abundant rivers.

The first European explorers arrived in the area during the early 19th century, with trappers and fur traders venturing into the Willamette Valley. In the 1840s, a pioneer settlement was established near present-day Eugene by Eugene Skinner. This settlement became a center for trading, services, and transportation, eventually evolving into the city of Eugene.

The 1850s brought significant transformations to Lane County with the discovery of gold in the Oregon region, leading to an influx of settlers. As more people arrived, farming and logging became major industries. Agriculture in Lane County produced crops such as wheat, hops, and fruit, while logging contributed to the county's economy by providing timber for construction.

In the late 19th century, transportation in Lane County saw improvements as railroads connected the region to other parts of Oregon. This allowed for easier transportation of goods and people, leading to further growth and development in the county. Over time, Lane County became known for its natural beauty, attracting tourists and outdoor enthusiasts to its many recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, and camping.

Today, Lane County continues to thrive as a vibrant and diverse community. It is home to several colleges and universities, including the University of Oregon. The county's economy has diversified to include manufacturing, technology, and healthcare alongside its traditional agricultural and forestry industries. Lane County's rich history and natural resources have contributed to its growth and made it an attractive place to live, work, and visit.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Lane County, Oregon.

  • 1851 - Lane County is created on January 13, 1851, as one of the original four districts in the Oregon Territory.
  • 1853 - Eugene City is officially incorporated on January 23, 1853.
  • 1864 - The University of Oregon is established in Eugene on October 12, 1864.
  • 1872 - The first railroad reaches Eugene in 1872.
  • 1911 - The McKenzie Pass Highway, a scenic road through the Cascade Mountains, is completed on July 1, 1911.
  • 1938 - The Oregon Country Fair, an annual arts and music festival, is first held in Veneta in 1969.
  • 1954 - The construction of the Dorena Dam on the Row River is completed in 1954.
  • 1970 - The Mount Pisgah Arboretum is established in 1970.
  • 1990 - The Hult Center for the Performing Arts opens in Downtown Eugene in 1982.
  • 2004 - The Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds undergo a major renovation in 2004.