Crown Point in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The French at Crown Point
More than a military presence, Fort St. Frédéric was an outpost of French culture in the Champlain Valley. Soldier-settlers cultivated farms on both shores of the lake, and the population steadily increased under the encouragement from the French government. The fort’s chapel served soldier and civilian alike. Fort St. Frédéric and its surrounding settlements, the first European community in the southern Champlain Valley, were hastily evacuated upon the advance of the British army in 1759.
Erected by Crown Point State Historic Site.
Location. 44° 1.796′ N, 73° 25.64′ W. Marker is in Crown Point, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on 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 marker. Crown Point: Military Focus (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort St. Frédéric (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The British at Crown Point (about 600 feet away); “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point” (about 600 feet away); Capture of Fort St. Frédéric (about 700 feet away); The Barracks (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. Two illustrations of Fort St. Frédéric appear on the marker, as well as the above text in French.
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 • Notable Places • War, French and Indian •
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