UMC Indian Mission - Klamath County, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 30.984 W 121° 55.148
10T E 588787 N 4707680
Quick Description: This historical 'T' Marker resides in front of the Williamson River Indian Mission United Methodist Church in Klamath County, OR.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/8/2014 3:38:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMMMD9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:

Located in front of the Williamson River Indian Mission United Methodist Church is a historical 'T' marker that reads:

UMC INDIAN MISSION    EST 1876
BUILT IN PART WITH LUMBER FROM ABANDONED
POST AT FORT KLAMATH. FIRST PASTOR - REV.
J. H. ROORK. FIRST BOARD - LISA AND ALEC
WILSON, DAVID HILL AND SELDON KIRK.

KLAMATH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY-KLAMATH COUNTY HISTORICAL LANDMARK COMMISSION 1982

This historical marker is part of a series of historical markers located all around Klamath County and commissioned by the Klamath County Historical Society.

The Fort Klamath reference on the marker is to a former Fort Klamath army post that was located about 4-5 miles north of here. It was built by the government for protection of incoming settlers into Klamath County from Indian attacks that were becoming more common at the time. The site is now a museum-park open seasonally during the year. The post was abandoned in the late 1880s.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Klamath

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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