Battle Ground is named after an event in 1855 is which a pending battle between a group of local volunteer settlers and Native Americans never took place. The conflict ended peacefully through negotiations.
Today it is a rapidly growing city of nearly 19000. Residents who enjoy all of the amenities of a big city with a small town close-knit feel. At the foot of the Cascade Mountains and 25 miles from Portland, the city is one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Washington. Commercial areas include the Vintage District and the newly developed Battle Ground Village with newer apartments townhomes and single family homes.
Battle Ground is also at the epicenter of the growing Clark County wine industry. Currently, there are three wineries and one tasting room. There are a number of community events including parades, street dances, a carnival, a chili cook off and the annual Harvest Days. Students are served by the Battle Ground School district which includes seven primary schools, eight middle schools and two high schools.
City of Battle Ground: 360-342-5000 www.cityofbg.org
Chamber of Commerce: 360-687-1510 www.battlegroundchamber.org