Old Sitka Site

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Redoubt St. Archangel Michael Site
SitkaRussianPossessionPlate.png
This Russian plate was buried at the time of the settlement's establishment, and is now in a Sitka museum.
Old Sitka Site is located in Alaska
Old Sitka Site
Nearest city Sitka, Alaska
Coordinates 57°7′53″N 135°22′15″W / 57.13139°N 135.37083°W / 57.13139; -135.37083Coordinates: 57°7′53″N 135°22′15″W / 57.13139°N 135.37083°W / 57.13139; -135.37083
Built 1799
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Public
NRHP Reference # 66000166
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 13, 1960[1]
Designated NHL June 13, 1960[2]

The Old Sitka Site was the site of the early Russian-American Company settlement Redoubt St. Archangel Michael (Russian: форт Архангела Михаила, r "Fort Arkhangela Mikhaila") near present-day Sitka, Alaska. The site was established in 1799 and destroyed in an attack by the Tlingit people in 1802. Although the Russians resettled the area, they did so where Sitka is located. The site is now part of the Old Sitka State Historical Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmark: Redoubt St. Archangel Michael Site". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-03-25.