Fort Washington

Fort Washington (HMIN2)

Location: Fresno, CA 93730 Fresno County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 53.133', W 119° 45.6'

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Approximately 2 miles north of this point, Fort Washintgon was built in the spring of 1850 by Wiley B Cassity (Cassady or Cassidy), Charls D. Gibbes, Major Lane and others. This fort, probably the first building erected in Fresno County, served as protection for miners and travelers during the Indian uprisings of 1850-51. Cassity and Gibbes operated a ferry across the San Joaquin River northeast of the fort. Cassity was slain by the Indians on Feb. 25, 1851. The fort was destroyed by flood, probably in the spring of 1852.
Dedicated November 19, 1961
by Jim Savage Chapter 1852,
E Clampus Vitus
HM NumberHMIN2
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number3
Year Placed1961
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Jim Savage Chapter 1852
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 254031 N 4085733
Decimal Degrees36.88555000, -119.76000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 53.133', W 119° 45.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 53' 7.98" N, 119° 45' 36.00" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2453 E Rush Ave, Fresno CA 93730, US
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