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Half Way Brook

Fort Amherst

 

—The Seven Mile Post —

 
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By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
1. Half Way Brook Marker
Inscription. So called because midway between Forts Edward and William Henry. From 1755 to 1780 it was the scene of many bloody skirmishes, surprises, and ambushes. Here the French and Indians inflicted two horrible massacres upon the English and Colonials, one in the summer of 1756 and the other in July 1758.

Fort Amherst

A noted military post, was midway between this marker and the brickyard. Its site was known locally as "The Garrison Grounds". The location was used as a fortified camp in 1757-58. The fort was erected in 1759. It was occupied by the forces of Baron Riedesel in the Burgoyne campaign of 1777. It was burned in 1780 in the Carleton Raid at the time of the "Northern Invasion".

The Seven Mile Post

Was a blockhouse with stockaded inclosure which occupied the rise of ground north of the brook and west of the road near the residence of W. H. Parker from 1755 to Revolutionary times. During that period it was one of the most important military halting places in North America.
 
Erected 1905 by New York State Historical Association.
 
Location. 43° 19.767′ N, 73° 39.75′ W. Marker is in Queensbury, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Glenwood Avenue
Half Way Brook Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
2. Half Way Brook Marker
Looking towards the west with Glenwood Avenue in the background.
, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in a small community park, Hovey Pond Park. Glenwood Avenue connects Route 254 (Quaker Road) and Route 9 (Upper Glen Street). Hovey Pond is part of Half Way Brook. Marker is in this post office area: Queensbury NY 12804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Half Way Brook (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peace and Victory Monument (approx. half a mile away); Old Quaker Burying Ground (approx. half a mile away); Wing Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Korean War Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blind Rock (approx. 0.9 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Queensbury.
 
More about this marker. The monument was originally located on the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Route 9, but was moved to its present location at Hovey Pond for "greater public exposure."
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, French and Indian
 
Half Way Brook Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
3. Half Way Brook Marker
Hovey Pond kiosk.
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By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
4. Half Way Brook Marker
Information about local history of Hovey Pond area.
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By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
5. Half Way Brook Marker
Main entrance to Hovey Pond Park which is on Lafayette Road parallel to Glenwood Avenue.
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By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
6. Half Way Brook Marker
Monument near the entrance of Hovey Pond Park dedicated to those who have served, are serving or will serve in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine.
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By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
7. Half Way Brook Marker
The rock of the monument is polished native Adirondack material containing garnet from North Creek, New York.
Half Way Brook Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
8. Half Way Brook Marker
Monument in the background past the observation shelter.
 
 
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