Fort Birdseye - Jackson County, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 24.424 W 123° 09.033
10T E 487611 N 4694985
Quick Description: This historical marker is tucked away behind a fence to a century ranch known as the Birdseye Ranch and located along the historic Hwy 99 near Rogue River, OR.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2014 9:18:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMKRWH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
Views: 3

Long Description:
Located in front of a century ranch known as the Birdseye Ranch along historic Hwy 99 is a historical marker made of bronze monumented in front of a large cement base that reads:

NEAR SITE OF
FORT BIRDSEYE
1855
LOG HOUSE
BUILT 1856

PLACED BY
CRATER LAKE
CHAPTER, D. A. R.
1929

I located an online brochure (link below) that contains a list of all Oregon forts from 1805 to 1976 and reads the following regarding Fort Birdseye:

Fort Birdseye - Built in Jackson County by settlers during the Rogue River Indian Uprising of 1855 - 1856. It was created on the south bank of the Rogue River near the mouth of Birdseye Creek.

The wounded Hungry Hill troops were carried to the safety of Fort Birdseye near the present town of Rogue River. The old Birdseye home had timbers made from the old Fort Birdseye.


There is a picture in the brochure of the Birdseye home that was made from the timbers of Fort Birdseye. The home is well hidden by trees and shrubbery and has seen better days. Some very nice history located here along this stretch of Hwy 99.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Daughters of the American Revolution

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Southern Oregon

County: Jackson

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

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

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