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Near Coupeville in Island County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Davis Blockhouse

 
 
Davis Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
1. Davis Blockhouse Marker
Inscription.
This Blockhouse
Erected in 1855
Restored in 1930
By the Ladies of the Round Table In honor of the Pioneer Mothers

 
Erected 1930 by Ladies of the Round Table.
 
Location. 48° 12.366′ N, 122° 42.4′ W. Marker is near Coupeville, Washington, in Island County. Marker can be reached from Cemetery Road. Touch for map. The Davis Blockhouse is located in Sunnyside Cemetery, a short walk from the parking area on Cemetery Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 162 Cemetery Road, Coupeville WA 98239, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Barrett (here, next to this marker); Remaining Blockhouses of Central Whidbey (a few steps from this marker); Sunnyside (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ebey Blockhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Col. Isaac Neff Ebey – Rebecca Whitey Ebey (approx. 1.3 miles away); Keeping the Alexander Blockhouse alive!!! (approx. 1.3 miles away); Original Home of Seattle’s Best Coffee (approx. 1.3 miles away); Zylstra Law Office (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coupeville.
 
Also see . . .  Davis Blockhouse - Sunnyside Cemetery
Davis Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
2. Davis Blockhouse Marker
Marker is mounted to the left of the entrance door.
. Whidbey settlers constructed a number of defensive blockhouses in the 1850s in response to threats from two distinct groups of Indians, the so-called "Northern Indians," who hailed from Canada, and those Indians from the Puget Sound region. (Submitted on November 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Davis Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
3. Davis Blockhouse
Interior of the Davis Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
4. Interior of the Davis Blockhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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