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Fort Kitchen (1855-1856) - A settler fort established 6 Nov 1855 as a stockade for settlers in Coos County, Oregon, under the command of elected Captain William H. Packwood. It was named after Catching Creek but mispronounced Kitchen.
Coos County, Oregon
USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:
- Name: Fort Kitchen Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 1851690
- Location: Coos County, Oregon, US, FIPS Code: 41011
- Latitude: 43.0453876, Longitude: -124.1451030, Elevation: 49 Map: Myrtle Poin
- As Of: 14 Sep 1999
- Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Location: Fort Kitchen was located about a mile south of the present town of Myrtle Point, Coos County, Oregon on the south fork of the Coquille River near the mouth of Catching Creek.
Maps & Images Lat: 43.04556 Long: -124.14389
- Oregon Military History, Forts-Camps-Roads
- McArthur, Lewis A. & McArthur, Lewis L., Oregon Geographic Names, Oregon Historical Society Press; 7 edition (December 2003), 1073 pages, ISBN 0875952771, ISBN 978-0875952772, page 369
- Victor, Frances Fuller, The Early Indian Wars of Oregon: compiled from the Oregon Archives and other Original Sources with Muster Rolls, Farnk C. Baker, State Printer, Salem, Oregon, 1894, page 373
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