Fort Victoria

Fort Victoria (HMWPJ)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 3M9 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.523', W 123° 22.069'

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The pavement design near this plaque marks the location of the east gate of Fort Victoria, built in 1843. From here the wooden stockade stretched northward to the bastion and southward toward what is now Broughton Street. The plaques in the pavement are copied from the official seal of the City of Victoria (1862) and the Crown Colony of the Island of Vancouver and Its Dependencies (1849). The names of early city officials and of colonial legislators surround the respective plaques. The strip delineating the fort stockade bears the names of early residents.

The project was initiated by the Greater Victoria Civic Archives Society and supported by public grants and individual sponsors, many of them family descendants.

[Plaque placed below]
The above plaque was unveiled in a public ceremony May 16, 1986, by four-year old Micelle Crow, the great-great-great granddaughter of Capt. William H. McNeill who first recommended the harbour as a suitable site for Fort Victoria.

Year Placed1986
Placed ByGreater Victoria Civic Archives Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472788 N 5363646
Decimal Degrees48.42538333, -123.36781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.523', W 123° 22.069'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 31.38" N, 123° 22' 4.14" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1128-1140 Government St, Victoria BC V8W 3M9, CA
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