Washington Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

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Bellingham Fort, Washington – On Bellingham Bay.

Canby Fort, Washington – On Cape Disappointment, mouth of Columbia River.
Canoe Island Reservation, Washington.
Cape Disappointment Fort at. Washington – Fort Canby.
Cascades Fort, Washington – Near Cascade City.
Casey Fort, Washington – Near Port Townsend, in Island County.
Chehalis Fort, Washington – In Chehalis County, Grays Harbor.
Chelan Fort, Washington – Near Lake Chelan.
Chinook Point Fort at. Washington – Fort Columbia.
Clatsop Fort, Washington – Near mouth of Columbia River.
Columbia Fort, Washington – At Chinook Point, Pacific County.
Columbia Barracks, Washington – Now Vancouver Barracks.
Colville Fort, Washington – In Colville Valley.

Deception Pass North Reservation, Washington – At Two Islands.
Deception Pass South Reservation, Washington – At Two Islands.
Defiance Fort, Washington – On Vancouver Island.
Defiance Point Reservation, Washington – At Narrows of Puget Sound.
Discovery Port Reservation, Washington – Two military reservations at.
Double Bluff Reservation, Washington – Opposite Fairweather Point.

Flagler Fort Washington – At Marrowstone Point, Puget Sound.
Foulweather Point Reservation, Washington – At entrance to Hoods Canal.

Georgian Gulf Reservation, Washington

Hancock Fort, Washington – Mouth of Columbia River.
Harney Depot, Washington – In Colville Valley.
Henrietta Fort, Washington – In Willamette Valley.
Hoods Head Reservation at, Washington – Admiralty Inlet.

Jordan Cantonment, Washington – In valley of San Francisco Borgia.
Juan de Fuca Straits of, Reservation, Washington.

Lawton Fort, Washington – At Magnolia Bluff, near Seattle.
Laramie, Fort, Wyoming – Near month of Laramie River, Laramie County; now town of that name.
Lopez Island Reservation, Washington – In San Juan Comity.

Magnolia Bluff Fort at Washington – Fort Lawton.
Muckleshute Camp, Washington – On Muckleshute Prairie, White River.

Narrowstone Point Reservation, Washington – Entrance to Port Townsend.
Neah Bay Reservation, Washington – Near Cape Flattery.
Nesqually Fort, Washington – On Nesqually River.
New Dungeness Harbor, Reservations at. Washington
Nez PercĂ© Fort, Washington – Now Fort Walla Walla.
Nugen Fort, Washington – On Whidbys Island.

Okanagon Fort, Washington – On Columbia River, at its junction with the Okanagon.
Osoyoos Camp, Washington- On Lake Osoyoos, Okinakane Valley.

Penns Cove Reservation, Washington – On Whidby Island.
Pickett Camp, Washington – On San Juan Island.
Point Hudson Reservation, Washington – Near Port Townsend.
Point Roberts Reservation, Washington – On Puget Sound.
Point Wilson Reservation, Washington – Entrance to Admiralty Inlet.
Port Angeles and Ediz Hook Reservation, Washington – In Callam County.
Puget Sound Narrows Reservation, Washington.

Roberts Point Reservation, Washington – (See Point Roberts.)
Rupert Fort, Washington – On Vancouver Island.

San Juan Island Camp on, Washington – Camps Reynolds and Pickett;
Shaw Island Reservation, Washington – In the Haro Archipelago.
Simcoe Fort, Washington – Klamath County, in Simcoe Valley, on Yakima Indian Reservation; now town of that name.
Sinyakwateen Depot, Washington – At Chunikane Bridge.
Skocham Bay Fortifications in, Washington.
Spokane Fort, Washington – On Spokane River
Steele Camp, Washington – On San Juan Island.
Steilacoom, Fort, Washington – Pierce County, eastern shore of Puget Sound; now town of that name.

Table Point Reservation, Washington – On Hoods Canal.
Taylor Fort, Washington – On Snake River, in Walla Walla County.
Three Tree Point Reservation, Washington – North bank of Columbia River.
Tilton, Fort, Washington.
Townsend Fort, Washington – Near Port Townsend.

Vancouver Arsenal, Washington – At Vancouver.
Vancouver Fort or Barracks, Washington – At Vancouver; first named Columbia Barracks.

Walla Walla Fort, Washington – At Walla Walla.
Washington State Soldiers’ Home, Orting, Washington
Whidbys Island, Fort on Washington – Fort Nugen.
Wilson Point Reservation, Washington
Worden Fort, Washington – At Point Wilson, near Port Townsend
Wright Fort, Washington – Near Spokane




MLA Source Citation:

War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Returns Division. List of Military Posts Etc. Established in the United States from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1902. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 6 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/washington/washington-frontier-forts-prior-to-1902.htm - Last updated on Nov 6th, 2013


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