Fort Miner

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Fort Miner (1855-1856) - A settler fort, never a military establishment but was built by Curry County settlers and miners. The fort was completed by 1st Lt. Relf Bledsoe and used to house 130 settlers from a hostile Indian uprising in Feb 1856 during the Rogue River Indian War (1855-56).

Current Status

Curry County, Oregon


USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:

  • Name: Fort Miner Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 1162603
  • Location: Curry County, Oregon, US, FIPS Code: 41015
  • Latitude: 42.4512218, Longitude: -124.4234398, Elevation: 131 Map: Gold Beach
  • As Of: 22 May 1986
Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Location: About a mile and a half north of the mouth of the Rogue River near the ocean in Curry County, Oregon. (may not be correct location)

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Lat: 42.45139 Long: -124.42222

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