Twenty-five sites in Sheridan County, ranging from historic bridges to Sheridan's entire downtown area, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The National Register is the federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings and objects that are considered worthy of being preserved because of their age and their importance to their communities.
In coming weeks, Sheridan Media's Pat Blair will be taking a closer look at the individual historic sites, finding out how they earned their places on the historic register and what the process involves and learning what other sites in the county might qualify for listing.
Of those in the county that are already listed on the historic register, 13 are in Sheridan. They are the county courthouse on Main and fairgrounds on Victoria, The Trail End State Historic Site on Clarendon, which includes the Kendrick Mansion, the Sheridan Inn on Broadway, St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Tschirgi, Holy Name Catholic School on Connor, the Sheridan Railroad Historic District on Broadway and Gould, the Sheridan Flouring Mills on Coffeen, which is the Mill Inn, downtown Sheridan Main Street from Burkitt to Mandel, Mount View on Jefferson, the ECS Bridge over Big Goose Creek, the Big Goose Creek Buffalo Jump, and Fort Mackenzie, which is home to the VA Medical Center.
The others throughout the county are listed as: The Big Red Ranch Complex in Ucross, the CKW Bridge over the Powder River and the EAU Bridge, both in Arvada, the jail in Clearmont, the Connor Battlefield in the town park of Ranchester, The EBF Bridge over the Powder River at Leiter, The ECR Kooi Bridge at the old Monarch townsite, the Susan Wissler House on Main and Community Hall in Dayton, and in Big Horn, the Johnson Street Historic District, the Odd Fellows Hall on Jackson and the Quarter Circle A Ranch, also known as the Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum.