Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near St. Paul in Marion County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Champoeg

 
 
Champoeg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
1. Champoeg Marker
Inscription. This area, once named tchampuick, the 'place of yampah' was the traditional homeland of the Tualatin Kalapuya tribe. Fur trappers first arrived here by canoe in 1811, and they found lush open prairies bordering the Willamette River. In 1830, French-Canadians retiring from the Hudson's Bay Company and their Indian wives began farms and raised families near here. Champoeg soon became a shipping and commercial center. In 1851, local tribes and the U.S. government negotiated six treaties at this location; all went unratified by Congress. A thriving town existed here until the flood of 1861 swept away all the buildings. It is also the memorial site of the May 2, 1843, meeting of the "inhabitants of the Willamette settlements" who formed a provisional government, the first American government on the Pacific coast.
 
Erected by Oregon State Parks.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards marker series.
 
Location. 45° 15.337′ N, 122° 54.237′ W. Marker is near St. Paul, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from Champoeg Road NorthEast near French Prairie Road NorthEast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8089 Champoeg Road NorthEast, Saint Paul OR 97137, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Champoeg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
2. Champoeg Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willamette Post (approx. 2 miles away); Hoover - Minthorn House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Boone's Ferry (approx. 6.4 miles away); Boone's Landing (approx. 6.8 miles away); Tauchman House (approx. 6.8 miles away); Wilsonville Baseball (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Octagonal Building (approx. 7.4 miles away); Wm. Keil and Company (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the northwest corner of Champoeg State Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Champoeg, Oregon. Champoeg is best known as the site of a series of meetings held in the town during the 1840s.... They ... considered measures to deal with problem of wolves menacing their settlements. It was to be the first in a series of "Wolf Meetings" at the town site that would establish the basis of civil codes. (Submitted on February 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Oregon Travel Experience - Audio Tour Stop. The official 'Beaver Board' website for Oregon State Historical Markers (Submitted on February 23, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
Paid Advertisement