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Fort Edward in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Progenitors of Independence

 
 
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By John Farrell, March 28, 2009
1. Porgenitors of Independence Monument
Inscription. This monument is dedicated to the members of the British expeditionary forces stationed at Fort Edward and Rogers Island during the French and Indian Wars. 1755 - 1763

-Progenitors of Independence-

 
Location. 43° 15.767′ N, 73° 35.167′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on Rogers Island Road 0.3 miles south of New York State Highway 197, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Edward NY 12828, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rogers Island (here, next to this marker); Major Robert Rogers (here, next to this marker); The Island (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Fort Edward (about 700 feet away); Old Moat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Edward (approx. 0.2 miles away); Northeast Bastion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Fort House Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Edward.
 
More about this marker. Directions to the marker from northbound Interstate 87 (Adirondack Northway), take Exit 17 N on to US Route 9, at 1.2 miles by the Hess Gas Station take a right onto State Route 197 (Reynolds Road). Stay on Route 197 until
Progenitors of Independence Monument image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, March 28, 2009
2. Progenitors of Independence Monument
This monolithic monument is a short distance south of the statue of Major Robert Rogers.
approximately 100 yard pass the first bridge over the Hudson River (you are now on Rogers Island), the drive-way is on the right, this is 4.5 miles from the turn onto Route 197. Turn right and follow the Road pass Rogers Island Visitors' Center parking lot, the road becomes a dirt road and makes a sharp right hand turn under a D&H Rail Road trestle. Continue on the road, the monument is on the right hand side of the road .3 miles from the turn off Route 197.
 
Also see . . .  Rogers Island offers well-preserved history lessons. An article by Richard Frost, published in the Press Republican on October 28, 2008. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
Progenitors of Independence Monument image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, March 28, 2009
3. Progenitors of Independence Monument
South of monolith looking north. Statue of Major Robert Rogers and Rogers Island marker can be seen in background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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