On May 26, 1951 a special election was held in Clark County, WA to determine whether or not a corporation known as the Town of Battle Ground should be established.
Yes votes prevailed, paperwork was filed and on June 18, 1951, the Town of Battle Ground, with a population of 742, was officially established and recognized by the State of Washington.
View the documents of incorporation.
The Town of Battle Ground became a Code City with Ordinance No. 75-241 adopted by City Council on October 21, 1975. The City operates under Washington State’s Council-Manager Plan of Government as adopted by a vote of its citizens in 1997.
This taped interview of Battle Ground’s first 5 Mayors was produced in 1977 for Portland’s Channel-2 Options program. The City had just marked its 25th anniversary in 1976. It is a valuable record of the opportunities and challenges that faced our growing city and the elected officials who provided leadership during that time.
The host and interviewer, Doug Hamilton, resided just outside the city near Lewisville Park.
We thank and recognize the Battle Ground Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) for having the foresight to purchase the video tape ($20.50 in 1977) in order to share it with the community.
List of Mayors