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Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Frederick
 
Fort Frederick marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 31, 2008
1. Fort Frederick marker
 
Inscription. Fort Frederick Governor Edmund Andros Made an Inspection in Albany in 1676 and Found Fort Orange, Located Near the Foot of Madison Avenue in Poor Condition. He Ordered a New Fort Constructed at a Site in the Center of State Street Just West of Lodge Street. After Being Reconstructed Several Times, the Fort Was Removed Following the Revolution in 1784.
 
Location. 42° 39.069′ N, 73° 45.322′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Eagle Street, on the left when traveling east on State Street. Click for map. This marker is mounted on a low stone or concrete base in the median of State Street at the intersection with Eagle Street. It stands next to a clock mounted on a post. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Frederick (a few steps from this marker); City Hall Carillon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kings Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Frederick (within shouting distance of this marker); 1624-1924 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilian Van Rensselaer (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Main Entrance to Old Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Schuyler Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Albany.
 
Fort Frederick Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 31, 2008
2. Fort Frederick Marker
The marker is mounted on the stone pedistal at the base of the clock. Another Fort Frederick marker is across the street, it is painted blue and mounted on a post to the left of the street light post in this photo. The New York State Capitol is in the background.
 

 
More about this marker. Displayed at the top of the marker is a map of the fort area and a relief of the fort's profile.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Additional keywords. Fort Frederick Albany Governor Edmund Andros Fort Orange
 
Detail of Fort Frederick Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 22, 2008
3. Detail of Fort Frederick Plaque
Detail of Fort Frederick Plaque showing the wooden walled fort at the top of State Street hill, flag flying, and a group of soldiers in the foreground beside a small canon. A road leads up to the Sally Port in the wall of the fort.
 
 
Detail of Fort Frederick Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 23, 2008
4. Detail of Fort Frederick Plaque
Detail of the Fort Frederick plaque showing the stockaded City of Albany with the Fort, Frederick, at the top-center of the map. The Hudson River is at the bottom of this diagram.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,783 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Close up of the fort map and relief. • Can you help?
 
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