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Davis Blockhouse on Whidbey Island


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Washington Blockhouses (edit list)
No. Name Located Source Notes
Erected at the Expense of the Quartermaster or by Volunteer Troops
1 Fort Alden 2.5 miles above Snoqualmie Falls on Rangers's Prairie 1,4 Built by Northern Battalion
1 Fort Borst Chehalis River below mouth of Skookum Chuck 1,2,4
1 Fort at Cowlitz Landing Cowlitz Landing 1,4 Stockaded
1 Fort Decatur Seattle 1,4
1 Fort Ebey (2) On Ebey Island in Snohomish River 1,4
2 Fort Hays (2) Connel's Prairie 1,2,4 Built by Volunteers
2 Fort Hicks Montgomery's 1,4 Built by Pioneer Co.
1 Fort Lander On Dewamish 1,4 Built by Volunteers
1 Fort at Lone Tree Point On Lone Tree Point near La Conner 4,5 Built by Volunteers
1 Fort Mason (3) Wilson's Point 1,4,5
1 Fort McAllister (2) South Prairie 1,4 Built by Volunteers
1 Fort Miller (2) Tenalquot Plains 1,4 Built by Volunteers
2 Fort Pike (4) Crossing of White River 1,4 Built by Volunteers
1 Fort Posey Crossing of White River 1
1 Fort Preston (3) Michel's Fork of Nisqually 1,4 Built by Volunteers
Capt. Miller's company
1 Fort Raglan Nisqually River, Packards Ferry 1,4 Built by Volunteers, Stockaded
1 Fort Stevens (3) Yelm Prairie 1,4 Built by Volunteers
1 Fort Tilton 1.5 miles below Snoqualmie Falls on Rangers's Prairie 1,4 Built by Volunteers
Northern Battalion
1 Fort White (2) Crossing of Puyallup 1,4
2 Olympia Blockhouse Olympia 1,4,5
1 Unknown Lewis River 1
1 Unknown Lowe's on Chambers Praire 1
1 Unknown Port Townsend 1
1 Unknown Bellingham Bay 1
1 Unknown Vancouver 1 Built by Capt. Kelly's Company
1 Unknown Fourth Prairie 1
1 Unknown Washougle 1
1 Unknown Klickatat Prairie near Cowlitz 1
1 Unknown French settlement, near Cowlitz Farms 1
1 Unknown Skookum Chuck 1
Built by Settlers
1 Alexander Blockhouse Whidbey Island 1,4
0 Bush Stockade Bush's 1
2 Chambers Blockhouse Chambers Prairie 1,4,5
2 Crockett Blockhouse Whidbey Island 1,4
1 Davis Blockhouse Whidbey Island 1
1 Dofflemyer Blockhouse Dofflemyer's 1
4 Ebey Blockhouse Whidbey Island 1,4
1 Fort Arkansas Near Castle Rock, on the Cowlitz River 1,4
1 Fort Eaton Eaton Prairie 1,4 Nathan Eaton
2 Fort Henness Mound Prairie 1,4
0 Goodell Stockade Goodell's 1
1 Port Gamble Blockhouse Port Gamble 1 Built by Capt. Joshua Keller
? Fort Nugent West of Oak Harbor 4,5
0 Stockade at Cochran's Skookum Chuck 1
2 Unknown Falls, near Olympia 1
1 Unknown Tenalquet Prairie 1
1 Unknown Lewis River 1
1 Unknown Mime Prairie 1
1 Unknown Meigs' Mill 1
2 Unknown Cascades 1
1 Unknown Boise Fort 1
Built by Regular Troops
1 Blockhouse on the Black River Black River 1
1 Fort Maloney Puyallup River 1,2,3,4 Built by Captain Maurice Maloney and 4th U.S. Infantry
1 Fort Mason (6) Mill Creek, Walla Walla Valley 1,4 Built by 9th U.S. Infantry
1 Fort Naches Naches River 9 miles above Yakima 3,4 Built by Colonel George Wright and 9th U.S. Infantry
4 Fort Simcoe Toppenish Creek near the site of Haller's defeat near Yakama 2,3,4 Built by Major Robert S. Garnett and 9th U.S. Infantry
1 Fort Slaughter Muckleshoot Prairie 1,2,3,4 Built by Captain Erasmus Darwin and 9th U.S. Infantry
? Fort Taylor (3) East of Starbuck, Vicinity of Walla Walla 4 Built by Colonel George Wright and 9th U.S. Infantry
1 Fort Thomas (3) Green River 1,2,3,4 Built by 4th U.S. Infantry
1 Fort Townsend Olympic Peninsula, south of Port Townsend 4 Built by Captain Granville O. Haller, 4th U.S. Infantry


Sources:
1. Whiting, J.S., Forts of the State of Washington: A record of Military and Semi-Military Establishments Designated as Forts, Kelly Printing Company, Seattle, Second Edition, 1951, page 4-11
2. Hart, Herbert M., Tour Guide to Old Western Forts, Pruett Publishing Co., Boulder CO, 1980, ISBN 0-87108-568-2, page 177-192
3. Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page829-839,
4. History Link - Forts of Washington Territory
5. McDaniel, Nancy L., A Sound Defense: Military Historical Sites of Puget Sound, Self Published, 2013, 365 pages, ISBN 978-0-9759044-2-8
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