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"Venersborg, Washington"
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Venersborg ...
Venersborg is a small central Clark County community located in T4N R3E, Section 34. Venersborg is located five miles east of Battle Ground and Battle Ground Lake State Park, and five miles northeast of Hockinson, another small central Clark County community. Bells Mountain is located three miles north of Venersborg.

According to "Place Names of Washington" (Hitchman, 1985):

"Venersborg:   Settlement 15 miles northeast of Vancouver, 1-1/2 miles southwest of Bells Mountain, central Clark County. In 1910 the name was chosen by members of Swedish Land & Colonization Company when that organization purchased 1-1/4 acres of land from Weyerhaeuser Timber Company for development. A local name for this settlement in 1910 was The Colony. Names that were in use before the colony was established were Alpine and Bells Mountain."

"Bells Mountain:   A low mountain 19 miles northeat of Vancouver, 6 miles east of Battleground, central Clark County. It was named for a man who homesteaded at the foot of this mountain in 1880."

The U.S. Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) lists four variant names for Venersborg: Alpine, Bells Mountain, The Colony, and Venersbord.



From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:
  • Hitchman, R., 1985, "Place Names of Washington", Washington Historical Society Press;
  • U.S. Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database, 2018;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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