A National Historic LandmarkFort Seward was the first permanent military base in Alaska. Completed in 1904 on 100 acres of land donated by the Presbyterian Church, it remained active until 1944. Named for William H. Seward, the U.S. Secretary of State who arranged the purchase of Alaska from Russia. The Fort was renamed Chilkoot Barracks in the 1920's to avoid confusion with Seward, Alaska.
|Placed By||The City of Haines|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:38am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||8V E 474901 N 6565576|
|Decimal Degrees||59.22848333, -135.43978333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 59° 13.709', W 135° 26.387'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||59° 13' 42.54" N, 135° 26' 23.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20 Beach Rd, Haines AK 99827, US|
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