Fort Vannoy

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Fort Vannoy (1855-1856) - A Oregon Volunteer post established in 1855 during the Rogue River Indian War of 1855-56. One of the more important posts of the Oregon Volunteers serving as the headquarters camp. Site located on the north bank of the Rogue River about four miles above present day Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon. Possibly named for the family on whose land donation claim it was located (Margaret Vannoy). Also known as Camp Vannoy. Name may actually be spelled Van Noy.

Fort Vannoy Old Marker Text
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Rogue River Indian War (1855-1856)

Rogue River Near Fort Vannoy Site

An Oregon Volunteer headquarters post established in October/November 1855 during the Rogue River Indian War of 1855-56. Thought to have contained a group of log houses enclosed by a breastwork or low stockade on the land donation claim of Margaret Vannoy near present day Grants Pass in Josephine County, Oregon.

Both Fort Vannoy and Camp Vannoy were referenced in some of the same period documents, possibly referring to the fort itself and a camp surrounding or nearby the fort. Abandoned as a military post at the end of the war.


Current Status

Marker only at Fort Vannoy Farms, Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon. Marker replace and rededicated 21 Apr 2012. The marker is located on Fort Vannoy Farms, 5791 Lower River Road in Grants Pass, Oregon.


USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:

  • Name: Fort Vannoy Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 1851688
  • Location: Josephine County, Oregon, US, FIPS Code: 41033
  • Latitude: 42.4322222, Longitude: -123.4230556, Elevation: 863 Map: Wilderville
  • As Of: 14 Sep 1999
Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Location: On the north bank of the Rogue River about four miles west of the town of Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon. Map point may not be accurate.

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Lat: 42.43222 Long: -123.42306

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Visited: 7 Nov 2012, 27 Jun 2008

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