The historical significance of several Oberlin structures and the Oberlin cemetery have been honored on both the local and national level.
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, nominations are submitted by the states through state historic preservation offices. According to the National Parks Service almost every county in the United States has at least one place listed in the National Register.
Raleigh Historic Landmarks
"The historical heritage of our State is one of our most valued and important assets. The conservation and preservation of historic districts and landmarks stabilize and increase property values in their areas and strengthen the overall economy of the State", according to the North Carolina Department of National and Cultural Resources. The Raleigh Historic Development Commission studies the site and writes a local designation report which documents the site's significance. Approval from the City Council is required for all Raleigh Historic Landmarks.