Military Forts by State

 

 

Oregon Military Forts

Alphabetical list of forts, reservations, blockhouses, named camps, National and State Homes for soldiers, national cemeteries, etc., in the United States from its earliest settlement to date.

Many of the forts and structures named were erected by the early settlers for their own protection, and all vestige of them has now disappeared. The exact locations of many are not positively known at the present day, but reference is made to them in State histories, State papers, etc. Those in bold-faced type are now occupied by troops or are under the control of the War Department.(does not apply) The data available for consultation are known to be incomplete, and may be erroneous in some instances.

Adams Point, fort at, Oregon, on Columbia River; now Fort Stevens.
Alvord, Camp, Oregon, in Grant County.
Astoria, fort at, Oregon, Fort George.

Big Bend, camp at, Oregon on Rogue River.
Black Canyon Creek, Camp, Oregon Temporary camp, 1859.

Cheteo River, camp on, Oregon at mouth of river.
Clark, Battery, Oregon at Fort Stevens.
Clatsop, Fort, Oregon, near mouth of Columbia River.
Cowlitz, Fort, Oregon near the Cowlitz River.
Currey, Camp, Oregon, on Silver Creek.

Dahlgren, Camp, Oregon on Crooked River.
Dalles, Fort, Oregon at The Dalles, on Columbia River; first called Camp Drum.
Defiance, Fort, Oregon.
Drum, Camp, Oregon Name changed to Fort Dalles.

George, Fort, Oregon at Astoria.

Hall, Fort, Oregon on Snake River, near Cantonment Loring.
Harney, Fort, Oregon near Harney Lake, Grant County; first called Camp Steele.
Haskin's Fort, Oregon in Benton County.
Henrietta, Fort, Oregon
Hoskins, Fort, Oregon on Siletz River, 40 miles west of Corvallis.
Hoskins, Old Fort, Oregon on Willamette River, 6 miles north of Corvallis.

Jones, Fort, Oregon in Willamette Valley.

Klamath, Fort, Oregon on Lake Klamath, Klamath County; now town of that name.

Lamerick, Fort, Oregon.
Lane, Fort, Oregon 8 miles north of Jacksonville.
Leland, Fort, Oregon.
Lewis, Battery, Oregon at Fort Stevens.
Logan, Camp, Oregon on Strawberry Creek, Grant County.
Loring, Cantonment, Oregon on Snake River, near Fort Hall.

Oregon State Soldiers' Home, Roseburg, Oregon.
Orford, Fort, Oregon, near Port Orford.

Point Adams, Oregon fort at Fort Stevens.

Randolph, Camp, Oregon Three-Mile Creek, near Fort Dalles.
Rogue River, Camp, Oregon at mouth of Rogue River.
Russell, Camp, Oregon near Salem.

Sand Island Reservation, Oregon Near entrance of Columbia River.
Sand Island Reservation, Oregon at entrance of Columbia River.
Siletz, blockhouse at, Oregon.
Smith, C. F., Camp, Oregon on White Horse Creek, near the Pueblo mines.
Steele, Camp, Oregon Mouth of Rattlesnake Creek.
Stevens, Fort, Oregon at Point Adams, mouth of Columbia River, south side.

Table Rock, Fort, Oregon on Rogue River, at mouth of Stewarts Creek.

Umpqua, Fort, Oregon at Umpqua City.
Union, Camp, Oregon in Wasco County.

Warner, Camp, Oregon 20 miles from Warner Lake.
Washington, Fort, Oregon on Nootka Sound.
Watson, Camp, Oregon on John Day River.

Yam Hill, Fort, Oregon 35 miles southwest of Portland.

Military Forts

Source: Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B. Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.

 
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