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Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fort Mervine

 
 
Fort Mervine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
1. Fort Mervine Marker
Inscription.  First American fort in California. Built in 1846-47. Named in honor of Navy Captain William Mervine who directed the raising of the American flag over the Custom House in 1846.
 
Erected by Monterey History & Art Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 36° 36.402′ N, 121° 53.901′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Corporal Ewing Road. This marker is located at the Presidio de Monterey on the hill to the west of Corporal Ewing Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93944, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sloat Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidio of Monterey Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Castillo de Monterey (about 800 feet away); The Argentine Navy (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Castillo Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Here ... landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Monterey Breakwater (approx. ¼ mile away); Don Gaspar de Portolá (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .  Posts at Monterey - California State Military Museum. ...the Americans built a new fortification on Presidio Hill above El Castillo. This Fort, later named for Captain Mervine, was the first U.S military reservation in Monterey. (Submitted on February 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Fort Mervine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
2. Fort Mervine Marker
Fort Mervine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
3. Fort Mervine
Fort Mervine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
4. Fort Mervine
The Sloat Monument from Fort Mervine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
5. The Sloat Monument from Fort Mervine
Sloat Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
6. Sloat Monument
Sloat Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
7. Sloat Monument
To commemorate the taking possession of California by Commodore John Drake Sloat United States Navy July 7, 1846
Rain Rock from the Sloat Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
8. Rain Rock from the Sloat Monument
Rain Rock image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
9. Rain Rock
Rain Rock is believed to have been a Native American spiritual rock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on February 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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