Fort Vancouver

Fort Vancouver (HM5A9)

Location: Ridgefield, WA 98642 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 47.956', W 122° 40.803'

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Hudson's Bay Company established Fort Vancouver in 1824 within the area of present-day Vancouver, 83 nautical miles from the Pacific Ocean. Forty Wooden buildings were enclosed within a 20-foot high log palisade until the treaty of 1846 set the international boundary at the 49th parallel. This fort supplied Hudson's Bay Company posts west of the Rocky Mountains. The fort became part of the U.S. military system in 1848 as Columbia Barracks, later changed to Vancouver Barracks. Vancouver is recognized as the oldest settlement in the state.
HM NumberHM5A9
Placed ByHistorical Sites and Markers Commission, State Highway Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 524863 N 5071794
Decimal Degrees45.79926667, -122.68005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 47.956', W 122° 40.803'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 47' 57.36" N, 122° 40' 48.18" W
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Area Code(s)360
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6257-6281 I-5, Ridgefield WA 98642, US
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