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Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

The First Fort Vancouver

 
 
The First Fort Vancouver Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
1. The First Fort Vancouver Marker
Inscription. In 1824 the Hudson's Bay Company chose this place as the site for a new fort which they named Vancouver in honor of the British explorer, George Vancouver. Little is knowns of this fort as it was moved early in 1829 to its now well-known location one mile west of here.
 
Location. 45° 37.49′ N, 122° 38.428′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Boulevard and E. 6th Street, on the right when traveling north on Grand Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vancouver WA 98661, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Military to Municipal Airfield (approx. half a mile away); U. S. Grant Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Officers Row (approx. 0.7 miles away); Whose Anchor? (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carlton Foster Bond (approx. 0.8 miles away); Early Aviation History in Vancouver (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Japanese on the North American Continent (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Chkalov Transpolar Flight (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
The First Fort Vancouver Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
2. The First Fort Vancouver Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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