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Portland in Multnomah County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Willamette Stone

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2017
1. The Willamette Stone Marker
Inscription. Beginning here, the Willamette Meridian was established running north to Puget Sound and south to the California border, and the Base Line was established running east to the Idaho border and west to the Pacific Ocean.
From the surveyed lines, the lands of the Northwest were divided into townships six miles square beginning at the Willamette Base Line numbering north or south and given a Range beginning at the Willamette Meridian numbering east and west each full township is divided into thirty-six Sections of land one mile squares which are numbered starting at the northeast corner of each Township as shown in the diagram above.

Dedicated by Governor Victor Atiyeh in honor of National Surveyors Week, March 11-17, 1984. Sponsored by the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon, the Land Surveyors Association of Washington, the Washington County Surveyors and the Multnomah County Surveyor.
 
Erected 1984 by Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon, the Land Surveyors Association of Washington, the Washington County Surveyors and the Multnomah County Surveyor.
 
Location. 45° 31.192′ N, 122° 44.592′ W. Marker is in Portland, Oregon, in Multnomah County. Marker can be reached from NorthWest Skyline Boulevard
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2017
2. The Willamette Stone Marker
near NorthWest Royal Boulevard, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 263 NorthWest Skyline Boulevard, Portland OR 97210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Willamette Stone (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Telegram Building, 1922 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dekum Building (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Medal of Honor (approx. 4 miles away); Vanport (approx. 6.1 miles away); Heart of a Trading Empire (approx. 7.8 miles away in Washington); A Busy Place Is This (approx. 7.8 miles away in Washington); United States Army Arrives (approx. 7.8 miles away in Washington). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in Willamette State Heritage Site.
 
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The Willamette Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2017
3. The Willamette Stone Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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