Fort Klamath in Klamath County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Site of Fort Klamath
—Abandoned 1889 —
here for protection of settlers
and travelers in early days
Erected by Eulalona Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 42° 41.647′ N, 121° 58.338′ W. Marker is in Fort Klamath, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker is on Crater Lake Highway (Route 62), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Klamath OR 97626, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Sawmill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ft. Klamath Frontier Post (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Klamath Military Cemetery Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Town of Fort Klamath (approx. 1.4 miles away); Klamath Fish Hatchery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Collier Memorial Logging Museum (approx. 5.8 miles away); Stout Abner (approx. 5.8 miles away); Williamson River (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Klamath.
More about this marker. This marker was originally dedicated on March 4, 1939 and was restored and re-dedicated
Regarding Site of Fort Klamath. This Fort Klamath roadside historical marker highlights the history of Fort Klamath, which was established in 1863 and abandoned in 1889. This fort was built in order to aid in overseeing nearby Klamath Agency Indian Reservation as well as to protect the influx of settlers emigrating through this area from potential attacks by the native Klamaths who saw many incoming settlers as invaders
The former Fort Klamath site is now a park museum and contains no traces of its former existence with the exception of four graves of Modoc Indians who were executed by hanging at this location in 1873 for war crimes committed during the Modoc Indian War of 1872-73. They were Captain Jack, Schonchin John, Black Jim and Boston Charley. There is a replica of the former fort guardhouse which is the museum building and holds historical artifacts and displays.
*NOTE* The Fort Klamath Park Museum is only open from the months of June through September.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers located at and near Captain Jack's Stronghold in California.
Also see . . . Eulalona Chapter DAR website. Website link contains a historical photo of Fort Klamath (Submitted on December 7, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. 5. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.