Crown Point in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Crown Point: Military Focus
Crown Point, where Lake Champlain narrows to a quarter mile in width, was a natural position from which to control traffic along this route. French, British, and American forces recognized this fact, and each, in turn, made the occupation of Crown Point and control of the waterway primary objectives in military planning.
Erected by Crown Point State Historic Site.
Location. 44° 1.808′ N, 73° 25.682′ W. Marker is in Crown Point, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on 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. The French at Crown Point (within shouting distance of this marker); The British at Crown Point (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort St. Frédéric (about 500 feet away); “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point” (about 500 feet away); The Barracks (about 700 feet away); Capture of Fort St. Frédéric (about 700 feet away); Samuel Champlain (approx. 0.3 miles 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. The center of the marker contains a map showing Crown Point in relation to the various waterways that would connect the cities of Canada with those of New York State. The marker also contains a French language version of the above text.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a Virtual Tour by Markers of the Crown Point Historic Site.
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 (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Notable Places • War, French and Indian •
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