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Battle Ground, WA

About Battle GroundBattle Ground's name refers to an incident that occurred in 1855, when a group of Native Americans being detained at Fort Vancouver staged an escape. In the ensuing skirmish their chief was killed, and a band of volunteer soldiers permitted the escapees to give him the dignity of a traditional burial. The volunteers were subsequently hounded by other soldiers stationed at the fort for not waging battle against the fugitives. Although there never was a “battle ground,” the name was adopted when the town was established in 1902.

Three miles northeast of Battle Ground off SR 502 is Battle Ground Lake State Park The site is believed to be a caldera formed by the collapse of a volcanic cone.

Visitor Centers Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce 1710 W. Main St. Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone:(360)687-1510

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Battle Ground, WA

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