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

Lake George

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Lake George Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, April 12, 2009
1. Lake George Marker
Inscription. The natural route by water and portage between the St. Lawrence River and the Hudson River traversed Lake George. Christened Lac du Saint Sacrement in 1646 by the Jesuit missionary, Isaac Jogues, it was renamed in 1755 by Sir William Johnson to honor King George II.

Above the outlet of Lake George, over-looking Lake Champlain, the French in 1755 built Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga), which became a military objective during the colonial conflicts between the English and the French. Fort William Henry, built at the southern end of Lake George to check the French, was destroyed by French and Indians in 1757. In 1758 General James Abercromby led a large force northward to attack the French at Ticonderoga and was repulsed, but General Jeffery Amherst was successful the following year. With the outbreak of the American Revolution, Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga. Abandoned in 1777 to General John Burgoyne's invading army, it remained in British hands until 1782.

From earliest times, the singular beauty of this forest-bound lake has charmed visitors. Sportsmen, artists, and nature-lovers have been drawn to its shores. Boating and fishing have made it a popular recreation area. State-owned campsites and beaches today preserve some of its pristine charm.
 
Erected
Lake George Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, April 20, 2009
2. Lake George Marker
Marker is at the west of parking area.
1966 by Education Department, State of New York 1966, Department of Public Works.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
 
Location. 43° 25.7′ N, 73° 43.333′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Adirondack Northway (U.S. 87 at milepost 55) when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located at a rest area located at Exit 22 of the Adirondack Northway (US 87). It is on the west side of the highway and is most easily accessed by south bound traffic. 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. Montcalm's Camp (approx. half a mile away); Old Court House (approx. half a mile away); Sunken Fleet (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ethan Allen tour boat tragedy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Common Stone (approx. 0.8 miles away); Northwest Bastion (approx. 0.8 miles away); Southwest Bastion (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
Also see . . .  Lake George Historical Association. (Submitted on April 20, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, French and IndianWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Lake George Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, April 20, 2009
3. Lake George Marker
View from the north.
Lake George Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, April 20, 2009
4. Lake George Marker
View of parking area from the south.
View from Lake George Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, April 20, 2009
5. View from Lake George Marker
One of the views from the parking area overlooking Lake George. In this picture the steeple of the Old Court House is visible.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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