Battle Ground

About Battle Ground, WA

Moultan Falls, Battle GroundBattle Ground is a city in Clark County, Washington, United States. The population was 17,571 at the 2010 census. Between 2000 and 2005, Battle Ground ranked fourth in the state for population growth, out of 279 eligible incorporated communities. As of 2019, its population is 21,252.

Battle Ground got its name from a standoff between a group of the Klickitat peoples and a military force from the Vancouver Barracks, which had recently transitioned to a U.S. Army post. In 1855, when this occurred, members of the Klickitat peoples had been imprisoned at the Vancouver Barracks. The hostile conditions of their detainment inspired some of the Klickitat’s to decamp.

This group of Klickitat peoples headed North, led by Chief Umtuch (or Umtux, according to some accounts). When the community at Fort Vancouver discovered this escape, they assembled an armed contingent led by Captain William Strong to pursue the Klickitat’s. After great difficulty, Captain Strong’s party found the Klickitat’s near the present-day location of downtown Battle Ground.

Details of the standoff that ensued vary. However, indisputably, Chief Umtuch and Captain Strong engaged in some sort of negotiations which resulted in the Klickitats’ agreeing to return to the Barracks. After this decision though, at least one shot was fired that murdered Chief Umtuch, likely by one of Captain Strong’s soldiers.

The Klickitat asked Captain Strong to leave them alone so they could properly bury their chief. After some deliberation, Captain Strong agreed as long as the Klickitat’s promised to return to the Fort, which they did a couple of days later.

As a result of this event, settlers at the fort began to refer to that site as “Strong’s Battle Ground”, which was later shortened to “Battle Ground”.

Two currently operating schools in Battle Ground are named after Captain Strong and Chief Umtuch.

Some Real Estate Listings in Battle Ground

Price $40,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 924
Status Active
MLS # 22254027
Property Type Manufacturedhomeinpark
 
 
Price $439,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,437
Status Active
MLS # 22327208
Property Type Singlefamilyresidence
 
 
Price $399,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,188
Status Pending
MLS # 22209937
Property Type Singlefamilyresidence
 
 
Price $485,000
Beds 4
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,879
Status Active
MLS # 22582656
Property Type Singlefamilyresidence
 
 
Price $469,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,695
Status Active
MLS # 22500642
Property Type Singlefamilyresidence
 
 
Price $539,900
Beds 4
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 2,110
Status Active
MLS # 22520576
Property Type Singlefamilyresidence
 
 
Price $489,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,747
Status Active
MLS # 22535827
Property Type Singlefamilyresidence
 
 
Price $479,900
Beds 4
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,972
Status Active
MLS # 22468994
Property Type Singlefamilyresidence
 
 
Price $479,000
Beds 4
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,884
Status Pending
MLS # 22371246
Property Type Singlefamilyresidence
 
 
Price $517,000
Beds 4
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,972
Status Active
MLS # 22011471
Property Type Singlefamilyresidence
 
 
Price $350,000
Beds 3
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,008
Status Pending
MLS # 22335030
Property Type Singlefamilyresidence
 
 
Price $629,710
Beds 5
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,366
Status Pending
MLS # 22017865
Property Type Singlefamilyresidence
 
 

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