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

Col. Williams Monument

 
 
Col. Williams Monument Founder of Williams College Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, March 24, 2009
1. Col. Williams Monument Founder of Williams College Marker
Inscription. Founder of Williams College
 
Location. 43° 22.51′ N, 73° 42.007′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Lake George Glens Falls Road (U.S. 9) half a mile north of Intersection of Farm to Market Road (County Route 149), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. In the background is the Colonel Williams Monument. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Ephraim Williams, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); French Mtn. Hamlet (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bloody Pond (approx. one mile away); Five Mile Run (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort George (approx. 2.9 miles away); Adirondack Forest Preserve (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
More about this marker. Close to this marker are additional signages chronicling the events on the morning of September 8,1755 as well as the monument erected by Williams College to the memory of Colonel Ephraim Williams, Jr.
 
Also see . . .  Ephraim Williams, Jr. - Biography
Col. Williams Monument image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, March 24, 2009
2. Col. Williams Monument
This is a recent replacement of the original monument which is now at Williams College. The monument is erected on the rock where Colonel Williams was shot dead when he attempted to rally his forces after the ambush on the morning of September 8, 1755. US Route 9 is up, behind the monument in the background.
. (Submitted on March 29, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. The Bloody Morning Scout and Ephraim Williams, Jr.
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
Col. Williams Monument Inscription image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, March 24, 2009
3. Col. Williams Monument Inscription
To the memory of Col. Ephraim Williams
A native of Newton Mass who after gallantly defending the frontiers of his native state, served under Gen. Johnson against the French and Indians and nobly fell near this spot in the bloody conflict of Sept 8, 1755 in the 42 year of his age.
Signage in front of monument image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, March 24, 2009
4. Signage in front of monument
Col. Williams Monument Founder of Williams College Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, March 24, 2009
5. Col. Williams Monument Founder of Williams College Marker
Signage erected by Williams Society Alumni recalling the events on the morning of September 8, 1755.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. This page has been viewed 1,857 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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