National Register of Historic Places-Names Hill

Names Hill, WY

Publication: National Park Service

Author: Charles R. Rodermel

Date of Publication: March 1969

PDF File: 69000193.pdf



Names Hill is a series of vertical cliffs rising above the valley floor along the west bank of the Green River. U.S. Highway 189 runs between the Green River and Names Hill and closely parallels the cliffs. The most prominent sections of names and dates are encompassed in an area 4.25 acres, now in State ownership. A heavy undergrowth of sage brush and other vegation exists below the cliffs. Above the cliffs vegetation is sparse. During the summer season the site is made more verdant by the mountain cottonwood trees, willows and other bushes that line the river bank.