[graphic] National Historic Landmarks Program header [graphic]NPS Arrowhead and link to www.nps.gov[photo] Chrysler Building, New York[photo] Brown Chapel, Selma AL[phtoto] Cape Hatteras Light Station, Buxton, North Carolina[photo] Pioneer Deep Space Station, Fort Irwin, CA
Fort Ross

Fort Ross, California
County of Sonoma.
Fort Ross State Historic Park, 19005 Coast Highway 1
National Register Number: 66000239
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Defense - military facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: CA-6 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: State Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
Founded in 1812, Fort Ross was the largest single Russian trading center south of Alaska. Besides serving as the southern headquarters for the hunting of sea otter, the post also provided food supplies for the company's Alaskan operations. Though many furs were taken and great quanties of food were shipped north, the establishment never proved profitable, and in 1841, the fort was sold by the Russians to John Sutter.

Fort Ross has a backlog of deferred maintenance. These issues are dealt with when funds are available.

There are no changes indicated with the landmark.

Comments and questions about the database may be directed to NHL_info@nps.gov