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

Adirondack Forest Preserve

Lake George Battlefield Park

 
 
Adirondack Forest Preserve Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Adirondack Forest Preserve Marker
Inscription. At a junction along one of the most historic water routes in America, connecting the Hudson River to Lake Champlain, this site witnessed military engagements during both the French and Indian War (1755-1763) and the American Revolution (1775-1783). This park encompasses the sites of several bloody actions, including the 1755 Battle of Lake George, the siege of the entrenched camp by the Marquis de Montcalm’s army in 1757 and the subsequent “massacre” following the surrender of Fort William Henry, and a British raid in 1780. During the course of both wars, numerous fortifications and outworks were built at this site, including Fort George, built in 1759 by the British army and a hospital built in 1776, as well as shipyards, barracks, sawmills and storehouses.
 
Location. 43° 24.967′ N, 73° 42.46′ 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. Fort George (a few steps from this marker); The 1755 Battle of Lake George (within shouting distance of this marker);
Adirondack Forest Preserve Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Adirondack Forest Preserve Marker
Stockaded Fort 1759 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake George in the American Revolution (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers (about 400 feet away); Battle of Lake George (about 500 feet away); The Hospital (about 600 feet away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a map of the Lake George Battlefield Park. Indicated on the map are the locations of several monuments and the ruins of Old Fort 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Lake George, September 8, 1755. (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. French & Indian War: Battle of Lake George. The Battle of Lake George took place during the French & Indian War (1754-1763) fought between the French and British.
Lake George Battlefield Park Map from Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Lake George Battlefield Park Map from Marker
(Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, French and IndianWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,132 times since then and 76 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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