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Near Grants Pass in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Fort Vannoy

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 21, 2017
1. Fort Vannoy Marker
Inscription.
A ford across the Rogue River, 1/4 mile south of this point, was used by the Hudson's Bay Company as early as 1827; by the US Navy Wilkes Expedition in 1841; and by pioneers of the Applegate Trail. Mr. Long built the first permanent non-Indian dwelling in the Rogue Valley near the ford in 1850 and started ferry-service. James Vannoy and James Tuff bought the ferry in 1851. Vannoy took up a donation land claim in 1853. In October 1855, as Rogue Indians became a threat, settlers converged here and crude cover was hastily erected. While never truly fortified, this served as headquarters for the Oregon Volunteers during the 1855-1856 Indian Wars.

Monument placed April 4, 1973 by the Josephine County Historical Society cooperating with Oregon State Highway Department.
Placed and rededicated April 21, 2012 by Umpqua Joe Chapter #1859 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus.

 
Erected 2012 by E Clampus Vitus, Umpqua Joe Chapter #1859.
 
Location. 42° 26.232′ N, 123° 25.188′ W. Marker is near Grants Pass, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on Lower River Road near Hunt Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5556 Lower River Road, Grants Pass OR 97526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Fort Vannoy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 21, 2017
2. Fort Vannoy Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilderville Post Office (approx. 4 miles away); The Perkinsville Ferry (approx. 4 miles away); Memorial to Our Fathers (approx. 4.7 miles away); Union Veterans of the Civil War (approx. 4.7 miles away); The First Brick Building in Grants Pass (approx. 4.7 miles away); Josephine County Peace Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Riverside Park Memorial Flagpole (approx. 4.8 miles away); Riverside Park War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grants Pass.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Fort Vannoy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 21, 2017
3. Fort Vannoy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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