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

Astoria & Warrenton

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 27, 2021
1. Astoria & Warrenton Marker
Inscription.  The oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains, dating back to Lewis & Clark. Explore our history, natural beauty and opportunities for adventure. For free maps and visitor information, visit one of the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber Welcome Centers.

Guardian of the Columbia
Fort Stevens
Over 130 years ago young soldiers dressed in Union blue stood watch over the mouth of the Columbia River at Fort Stevens. An active fort from 1863 until after World War II, Fort Stevens is virtually a 100-acre museum rich in military history.

A Visual Record of History
The Flavel House
Experience the luxury of the Victorian period at the elegant Queen Anne style home built in 1885 for river bar pilot and entrepreneur Captain George Flavel. Explore our other historic sites as well; the Heritage Museum, and the Uppertown Firefighters Museum.

Discover a Northwest Treasure
The Columbia River Maritime Museum
Come to Oregon's official Maritime Museum and experience one of the country's finest displays about shipwrecks, lighthouses, fishing, navigation and naval
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history. Tour a floating lighthouse, the Lightship Columbia. Visit the Museum Store for quality maritime publications and unique gifts.

Where History Lives
The Astoria Column
A unique international work of historic architecture depicting the evolution of the area. Climb to the viewing platform and enjoy magnificent panoramas of the Columbia River, ocean, bays and mountains.

"at this place we had wintered..." William Clark, March 23, 1806
Fort Clatsop
Fort Clatsop National Memorial commemorates and preserves the story and significance of the 1803-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition. The forested memorial site includes a visitor center and a replica of the expedition's 1805-06 winter encampment.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureExplorationForts and CastlesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is March 23, 1806.
 
Location. 46° 8.059′ N, 123° 52.813′ W. Marker is near Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker can be reached from Fort Clatsop Road, 0.6 miles south of Warrenton-Astoria Highway (Business U.S. 101). Marker is at the Fort Clatsop visitor center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 92345 Fort Clatsop Road, Warrenton OR 97146, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. Sacagawea (within shouting distance of this marker); Winter at Fort Clatsop (within shouting distance of this marker); Why are Those Poles in the Water? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Traveling the Rivers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Clatsop (approx. 0.7 miles away); Japanese Bombardment (approx. 3.2 miles away); Astoria Sesquicentennial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Uniontown Curfew Bell (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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