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Coupeville in Island County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 1, 2021
1. Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve Marker
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Ebey's Landing, the nation's first National Historical Reserve, was established by Congress in 1978 "in order to preserve a rural community which provides an unbroken historical record from nineteenth century exploration and settlement in Puget Sound to the present time...."

Close cooperation between local, state, and federal governments is the key factor in creating national reserves. Like other kinds of National Park system areas, reserves are established to protect important cultural and natural resources.

[Photo captions, clockwise from top left, read]
• Bluff's along Admiralty Inlet near Ebey's Landing

• Crockett Blockhouse

• Ebey's Prairie
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1978.
 
Location. 48° 9.573′ N, 122° 40.355′ W. Marker is in Coupeville, Washington, in Island County. Marker is on Engle Road (Washington Route 20), on the left when traveling west. Marker is at the Coupeville Ferry Terminal. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coupeville WA 98239, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 1, 2021
2. Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve Marker
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other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington State Ferries (here, next to this marker); Northern Olympic Peninsula (here, next to this marker); Guarding the Entrance to Puget Sound – Coast Artillery Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Crockett Blockhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ebey Blockhouse (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sunnyside (approx. 3˝ miles away); Mary Barrett (approx. 3.6 miles away); Remaining Blockhouses of Central Whidbey (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coupeville.
 
Also see . . .  Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. (Submitted on August 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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