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Near Ridgefield in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Fort Vancouver

 
 
Fort Vancouver Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
1. Fort Vancouver Marker
Inscription.  Hudson’s Bay Company established Fort Vancouver in 1824 within the area of present-day Vancouver, 83 nautical miles from the Pacific Ocean. Forty Wooden buildings were enclosed within a 20-foot high log palisade until the treaty of 1846 set the international boundary at the 49th parallel. This fort supplied Hudson’s Bay Company posts west of the Rocky Mountains. The fort became part of the U.S. military system in 1848 as Columbia Barracks, later changed to Vancouver Barracks. Vancouver is recognized as the oldest settlement in the state.
 
Erected by Historical Sites and Markers Commission, State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationForts and CastlesNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 45° 47.956′ N, 122° 40.803′ W. Marker is near Ridgefield, Washington, in Clark County. Marker is on Southbound Gee Creek Rest Area (Interstate 5). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgefield WA 98642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Highway of the West (a few steps from this marker); down the trodden path... (approx. 7.2 miles away in Oregon); Lewis & Clark Discovery Trail (approx. 7.2 miles away in Oregon); Warrior Rock Fog Bell (approx. 7.2 miles away in Oregon); Woodland Community Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 8 miles away); The Finn Hall (approx. 10 miles away); In Memory of the Pioneers of the Oregon Trail 1844 (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History & Culture of Fort Vancouver. (Submitted on June 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Fort Vancouver Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
2. Fort Vancouver Marker
A veterans memorial marker and Blue Star Memorial Highway marker are to the left.
World War I • World War II • Korea • Vietnam • Persian Gulf image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
3. World War I • World War II • Korea • Vietnam • Persian Gulf
The People of Washington State remember the men and women who have endured hardships as prisoners of war, who have been killed in action and those who are still missing in action.
The installation of this sign made possible by
The Washington State Department of Transportation
And a donation from
The Greater Clark County Rotary Club
Nearby Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
4. Nearby Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker
A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America
Sponsored by
Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs
in cooperation with
Veteran's Service Organizations of Clark County
and
Washington State Department of Transportation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,948 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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