Boyer Farm, Barn, 711 South Fort Casey Road, Coupeville, Island County, WA
Significance: With the passing of the Donation Land Claim (DLC) Act in 1850, Congress agreed to grant land to the Oregon Territory to American settlers willing to farm it. During this time of settlement of Central Whidbey Island accelerated and Hugh Crockett claimed 160 acres of prairie south of Penn Cove. Adjoining the DLCs of his brother and father, the area soon came to be known as Crockett Prairie. Hugh Crockett served as the fist Sheriff of Island County. He developed his land, building a house and outbuildings. Although undocumented, it is likely that the barn that remains on the property was built by Crockett...With the destruction of the Crockett House, the site is no longer a representation of the typical cluster plan seen throughout the area. Although the exact date of construction of the barn is unknown, its heavy-timber, mortise and tenon construction with pegs dates it as one of the oldest remaining barns in the area.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N2012
Survey number: HABS WA-245-A