#0379 Fort Reading


#0379 Fort Reading

Site information:

0.6 mi E of intersection of Deschutes and Dersch Rds, just W of Cow Creek, 6 mi NE of Anderson

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.

40.476533, -122.230077

Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Fort Reading

Located 80 rods north. Established May 26, 1852 by Co, E 2nd Infantry U.S.A.  Evacuated June 1867.

Marked by U.S. Army April 6, 1934.
Sponsored by Shasta Historical Society.

OHP description:

Fort Reading, established on May 26, 1852 by Second Lieutenant E. N. Davis, Co. E, 2nd Infantry on the orders of Lieutenant Colonel George M. Wright, was the first and largest fort in Northern California. It was named in honor of Pierson Barton Reading and stood in a clearing of 10 acres. The fort was abandoned in June 1867.

Registered 1/3/1944