Fort Hill, Oregon

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Fort Hill is an unincorporated community in Polk and Yamhill counties in Oregon, United States.[1] It is located about a mile east of Spirit Mountain Casino on Oregon Route 22 near the South Yamhill River. For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Fort Hill as a census-designated place (CDP).[2] The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. The hill of the same name,[3] located just east of Valley Junction, was the site of a blockhouse built by settlers in 1855–1856.[4] The blockhouse became part of Fort Yamhill, and was later moved to Grand Ronde Agency and is now located in Dayton.[4]

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  1. ^ "Fort Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fort Hill Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. August 30, 2010. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fort Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 368. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 

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Coordinates: 45°03′38″N 123°33′19″W / 45.0606691°N 123.5553873°W / 45.0606691; -123.5553873