Fort Leland

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Fort Leland (1855-1856) - Established as a stockaded tavern by McDonough Harkness and Jesse H. Twogood on Grave Creek in Josephine County. The Oregon Volunteers used this fort during the Rogue River Indian War of 1855-56. Named after 16 year old Martha Leland Crowley an early emigrant who died and was buried on Grave Creek in 1846.

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Roadside Map of Fort Leland Area

The stockade was built around a log wayside and the hotel at the town of Leland in Sunny Valley. It became the gathering point of a large force of regular army and volunteers and became known as Fort Leland.

Current Status

Josephine County Oregon

USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry: 1162727

Location: Just north of the Grave Creek Covered bridge at the intersection of Leland Road and Sunny Valley Loop in Josephine County Oregon. Use exit 71 on Interstate 5 and go east on Sunny Valley Loop. Just before you cross the Grave Creek Covered Bridge there is an interpretive sign for the fort on the left.

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Lat: 42.638793 Long: -123.377801

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  • Elevation: 1200'



Visited: 27 Jun 2008

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