Fort Davis (3)

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Fort Davis (3) (1900-1919) - A U.S. Army Fort established in 1900 during the Alaska Gold Rush by Major John T. Van Orsdale (Cullum 2425), 7th U.S. Infantry, in present day Nome, Nome Census Area, Alaska. Named for Colonel (Bvt Major General) Jefferson Columbus Davis, 23rd U.S. Infantry, Department Commander in 1867 when Alaska was purchased. Abandoned in 1919.

Fort Davis (3) History

Established by Major John T. Van Orsdale, and two companies (A & K) of 7th U.S. Infantry on 28 Jun 1900. The post was established during the Alaska Gold Rush to maintain law and order in nearby Nome, Alaska.

The post was abandoned in 1919.

Current Status

Nome, Nome Census Area, Alaska.


USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:

  • Name: Fort Davis Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 1894400
  • Location: Nome Census Area, Alaska, US, FIPS Code: 02180
  • Latitude: 64.4833333, Longitude: -165.3166667, Elevation: 0 Map: Nome B-1
  • As Of: 23 Mar 2001
Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Location: Nome, Nome Census Area, Alaska.

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Lat: 64.4871413 Long: -165.3100777

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