Battle Rock
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
N 42° 44.589 W 124° 29.568
10T E 377817 N 4733373
Battle Rock is located in the tow of Port Orford, Oregon, in Curry County.
Waymark Code: WM2GHY
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 31


Battle Rock City Park has been dedicated in memory of the ancient people (Dene Tsut Dah) and the pioneer founders of this townsite. In 1850, the U.S. Congress passed the Oregon Donation Land Act. This act allowed white settlers to file claims on Indian land in western Oregon although no Indian nation had signed a single treaty. Capt. William Tichenor of the Steamship Sea Gull landed nine men on June 9, 1851, for the purpose of establishing a white settlement. This resulted in deadly conflict between the two cultures. For two weeks the nine were besieged on the island now called Battle Rock. Under cover of darkness, the party escapted north to Umpqua City. In July, Capt. Tichenor again arrived with a well-armed party of seventy men and established the settlement now called Port Orford. Later, Tichenor became a permanent resident after his retirement from the sea.

view to the south
Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Curry

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