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Central Point in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Dardanelles

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 27, 2017
1. Dardanelles Marker
Inscription.  First post office in Jackson County established October 15, 1852 in the cabin of Col. William G. T'Vault (1806-1869)
Col. T'Vault was the editor of Oregon's first newspaper "The Oregon Spectator". He was postmaster general of the Oregon Provisional Government. He died in Jacksonville during the smallpox epidemic of 1869.
 
Erected 2008 by Siskiyou Pioneer Sites Foundation and E Clampus Vitus,Umpqua Joe 1859 Outpost of Humbug Chapter 73.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists.
 
Location. 42° 25.425′ N, 123° 2.602′ W. Marker is in Central Point, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on Old Stage Road near Access Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9625 Old Stage Road, Central Point OR 97502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Gold Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls
Dardanelles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 27, 2017
2. Dardanelles Marker
This monument was relocated April 2008, to afford the public a chance to know some of the history of Dardanells (sic) and our great state. Thanks to the property owner's, ODOT and the Umpqua Joe 1859 Outpost of Humbug Chapter 73 E Clampus Vitus
(approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls (approx. 1.4 miles away); Safety Follows Wisdom (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Lure of Gold (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Takelma (approx. 2.4 miles away); Rock Point Bridge (approx. 2˝ miles away); Rock Point Hotel (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is located next to the Dardanelles Store
 
Also see . . .  Jefferson Backroads - Dardanelles. A history of Dardanelles and the local movement to relocate the historical marker to its present location. (Submitted on October 21, 2019, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
Dardanelles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 27, 2017
3. Dardanelles Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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