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Fort Klamath in Klamath County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Town of Fort Klamath

 
 
The Town of Fort Klamath Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, December 2, 2012
1. The Town of Fort Klamath Marker
Inscription.  
Platted in 1902. Became the business and social center in
Wood River Valley following closing of the military fort in 1890

 
Erected by Klamath County Historical Society-Klamath County Historical Landmark Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 42° 42.198′ N, 121° 59.762′ W. Marker is in Fort Klamath, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker is on Oregon Route 62. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Klamath OR 97626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Klamath Military Cemetery Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Fort Klamath (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ft. Klamath Frontier Post (approx. 1.4 miles away); The First Sawmill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Klamath Fish Hatchery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Collier Memorial Logging Museum (approx. 7.2 miles away); Stout Abner
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(approx. 7.2 miles away); Williamson River (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Klamath.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is one of many 'T' markers located throughout Klamath County.
 
Regarding The Town of Fort Klamath. The town of Fort Klamath is a mere shadow of its former glory days after seeing many years of decline in the lumber industries. Half the buildings in this town are vacant and deteriorating and this social center is one of the few remaining buildings that are still maintained. There is only one small convenience store and a motel that invite travelers to stopover for the night. Otherwise, this quiet little town is just a passing memory on the way to Crater Lake National Park.
 
The Town of Fort Klamath Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, December 2, 2012
2. The Town of Fort Klamath Marker
The Town of Fort Klamath Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, December 2, 2012
3. The Town of Fort Klamath Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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