Fort Ross Defenses

Fort Ross Defenses (HM1LWG)

Location: Jenner, CA 95450 Sonoma County
Buy California State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 38° 30.823', W 123° 14.604'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 77 views
Inscription
The key to the defense of early frontier forts was the blockhouse. It was from the blockhouse that an attacker could be put under a deadly barrage. In the event that the stockade wall was breached, the defenders could retire to the blockhouse for a last ditch fight. This blockhouse is eight sided, the opposite one is seven sided. For the defense of the fort the Russians brought in 41 cannons of various sizes and origins. They established themselves in such strength that the meager Spanish forces to the south realized they were unable to evict the Russians.
Details
HM NumberHM1LWG
Tags
Placed ByCalifornia State Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 478780 N 4262843
Decimal Degrees38.51371667, -123.24340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 30.823', W 123° 14.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 30' 49.38" N, 123° 14' 36.24" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)707
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Fort Ross, Jenner CA 95450, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?