Fort Saint Michael (historical) in Sitka Borough AK


Fort Saint Michael (historical), Sitka Borough, Alaska

Fort Saint Michael (historical) is a populated place feature (populated place) in Sitka Borough. The primary coordinates for Fort Saint Michael (historical) places it within the AK 99835 ZIP Code delivery area.

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Feature Name: Fort Saint Michael (historical)
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Populated Place
Class: Populated Place
Description: on Baranof I., at Old Sitka, 6 mi. N of Sitka; Alex. Arch.
History: this is the first Russian settlement built in 1799 at Sitka by Alexander Baranov, first governor of Russian American colonies, who named it "Fort Archangel Gabriel." from the Tlingit Indians. the fort and killed or captured most of its inhabitants. captives were released after an ultimatum was issued by the officer aboard a British ship in the harbor (Bancroft, 1886, p. 405-406). a new fort called "Fort Archangel Michael" at a new location 5 miles to the south which developed into the present city of Sitka.
Borough: Sitka Borough
Latitude: 57.2972221375
Longitude: -135.369445801
GNIS ID: 1894404

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