A new interpretive marker was recently installed at Dayton’s historic Courthouse Square Park to honor Dayton’s founding father, General Joel Palmer, and to depict the Fort Yamhill Blockhouse’s relocation journey. General Palmer donated the land for Courthouse Square Park, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To celebrate him, the blockhouse was moved from Grande Ronde. The Fort Yamhill Blockhouse has been in Courthouse Square Park for over 100 years.
This project was supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The City of Dayton provided matching funds for the grant.