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CHL No. 5 Fort Ross - Sonoma


NO. 5 FORT ROSS - Founded in 1812 by Russians from Alaska. When Russians withdrew to Alaska in 1841, Captain Sutter bought the improvements and supplies. The State acquired the fort in 1906 and the remaining buildings-Greek Orthodox Chapel, Commandant's Quarters, and Stockade-were restored. The chapel, destroyed by fire in 1970, was reconstructed in 1974.


19005 Coast Hwy, State Hwy 1 (P.M. 33.0), 12 mi N of Jenner
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NO. 5 FORT ROSS - State Park