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Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fort Mervine

 
 
Fort Mervine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
1. Fort Mervine Marker
Inscription. First American fort in California. Built in 1846-47. Named in honor of Navy Captain William Mervine who directed the raising of the American flag over the Custom House in 1846.
 
Erected by Monterey History & Art Association.
 
Location. 36° 36.402′ N, 121° 53.901′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Corporal Ewing Road. Click for map. This marker is located at the Presidio de Monterey on the hill to the west of Corporal Ewing Road. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93944, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sloat Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidio of Monterey Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Castillo de Monterey (about 800 feet away); Bouchard Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); The Argentine Navy (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Castillo Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Here ... landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monterey Breakwater (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .  Posts at Monterey - California State Military Museum
Fort Mervine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
2. Fort Mervine Marker
. ...the Americans built a new fortification on Presidio Hill above El Castillo. This Fort, later named for Captain Mervine, was the first U.S military reservation in Monterey. (Submitted on February 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Fort Mervine image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
3. Fort Mervine
Fort Mervine image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
4. Fort Mervine
The Sloat Monument from Fort Mervine image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
5. The Sloat Monument from Fort Mervine
Sloat Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
6. Sloat Monument
Sloat Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
7. Sloat Monument
To commemorate the taking possession of California by Commodore John Drake Sloat United States Navy July 7, 1846
Rain Rock from the Sloat Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
8. Rain Rock from the Sloat Monument
Rain Rock image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
9. Rain Rock
Rain Rock is believed to have been a Native American spiritual rock.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 305 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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