Alexander Blockhouse

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Alexander Blockhouse (1855-1856) - A civilian blockhouse first established in 1855 during the Yakima Indian War (1855-1858) by settlers on Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington. Named after John Alexander on whose claim it was built. Abandoned as a fortification about 1856.

Alexander Blockhouse
Alexander Blockhouse Sign
Island County Historical Museum, Coupville

Alexander Blockhouse History

Built in 1855 as two story log blockhouse surrounded by a ten foot high double log stockade with sharpened ends. The blockhouse was moved from its original location on the Alexander claim to nearby Coupville in the 1930s. John Anderson's claim encompassed the western portion of Coupville. Abandoned as a fortification about 1856 after the hostile Indians had been driven further east..

Current Status

Located in Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington, next to the Island County Historical Museum.

Location: Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington.

Maps & Images

Lat: 48.220934 Long: -122.688618

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Visited: 11 May 2014, 14 Apr 2010, 21 Jun 2009



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