Crown Point in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort St. Frédéric
British expeditions led by General William Johnson (1755) and General James Abercrombie (1758) attempted to capture Fort St. Frédéric without success. Finally, in 1759, the French garrison partially demolished the fort before retreating in the face of an overwhelming force of British and provincial troops under the command of General Jeffrey Amherst.
Erected by Crown Point State Historic Site.
Location. 44° 1.821′ N, 73° 25.575′ W. Marker is in Crown Point, New York, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Grandview Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Crown Point State Historic Site, along the walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Crown Point NY 12928, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this The French at Crown Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crown Point: Military Focus (about 500 feet away); The British at Crown Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capture of Fort St. Frédéric (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Champlain (approx. Ľ mile away); Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crown Point.
More about this marker. A diagram of the fort and Citadel is on the upper right of the marker. The upper left of the marker contains layouts of the four stories of the Citadel. Under this is a French language version of the marker text.
Also see . . .
1. Crown Point State Historic Site. New York State. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Crown Point. An Outline History. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. His Majesty’s Fort at Crown Point. The Lake Champlain and Lake George Historic Site. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, French and Indian •
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