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Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stockaded Fort 1759

Lake George Battlefield Park

 
 
Stockaded Fort 1759 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Stockaded Fort 1759 Marker
Inscription. In 1759, while Colonel Montresor constructed Fort George out of limestone, a star-shaped stockaded fort was built closer to Lake George by Major General Jeffery Amherst’s army. This British complex encompassed an officers’ barracks, a soldiers’ barracks, storehouses, a powder magazine, a sawmill, a large circular garden, and many auxiliary buildings. Much of the wooden fort had decayed by 1765.
 
Location. 43° 24.998′ N, 73° 42.455′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Fort George Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in Lake George Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lake George NY 12845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 1755 Battle of Lake George (a few steps from this marker); Lake George in the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Adirondack Forest Preserve (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort George (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Lake George
Marker in Lake George Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Marker in Lake George Battlefield Park
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 500 feet away); The Hospital (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a diagram of the fort in relation to Lake George.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Series of marker located in Lake George Battlefield Park.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Map from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Map from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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