The Crockett Blockhouse

The Crockett Blockhouse (HM15HG)

Location: Coupeville, WA 98239 Island County
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Country: United States of America
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N 48° 10.397', W 122° 40.339'

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Sudden Indian attacks at Seattle and Bellingham in 1855 caused consternation among the small pioneering settlements on Puget Sound. The tradition of blockhouse defense was well known to American settlers, dating from the earliest English colonies. Several Island families built blockhouses, none of which saw any fighting. Colonel Walter Crockett was responsible for this one completed in 1857. Blockhouses on Whidbey Island remained well preserved over the years, cherished as heirlooms by the desendents of the founding families.
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HM NumberHM15HG
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Placed ByEbey's Landing National Historic Reserve
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 11:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 524361 N 5335612
Decimal Degrees48.17328333, -122.67231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 10.397', W 122° 40.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 10' 23.82" N, 122° 40' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)360
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1109 Fort Casey Rd, Coupeville WA 98239, US
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