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Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Site of Original Settlement of Astoria

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
1. Site of Original Settlement of Astoria Marker
Inscription.  
Erection of a fort was begun
April 12, 1811
by the thirty-three members of the Astor party who sailed around Cape Horn in the ship Tonquin and established here the famous fur trading post which was the first American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains.

 
Erected 1924 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Astoria Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 46° 11.288′ N, 123° 49.637′ W. Marker is in Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker is at the intersection of Exchange Street and 15th Street on Exchange Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1508 Exchange Street, Astoria OR 97103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ranald MacDonald (here, next to this marker); Fort Astoria (a few steps from this marker); Into the Unknown (about 600 feet away, measured
Site of Original Settlement of Astoria Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
2. Site of Original Settlement of Astoria Marker
in a direct line); Gimre's Shoe Store (about 600 feet away); A Waterfront at Work (about 600 feet away); Built by Capt. Hiram Brown (about 600 feet away); Clark Gable (about 700 feet away); 14th Street Ferry Slip (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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