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Site of Queen's Fort

 
 
Site of Queen's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 10, 2008
1. Site of Queen's Fort Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1705, as a triple stockade. Rebuilt in 1735, on heavy hewn timbers set on stone wall ten feet high. Fort was one hundred feet square, with blockhouse at each corner, twenty four feet square and twenty feet high. Was capable of holding three hundred men. Entered by a large swinging gate, raised like a drawbridge. Six cannon commanded the approaches from all sides. One square within, was used as a parade and drill ground. Taken down during the revolutionary war and timbers used in frame of soldier's barrack, at corner of Union and Lafayette Streets.
Tablet erected by Common Council on Centennial Anniversary of incorporation of City

March 26, 1898.

 
Erected 1898 by Schenectady Common Council.
 
Location. 42° 49.098′ N, 73° 56.746′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and North Ferry Street, in the median on Front Street. Click for map. This marker is at the foot of the statue known as "Lawrence the Indian", in a gated enclosure of flowerbeads within a tiny circular plaza at the center of the Schenectady Stockade Historic District at the junction of North Ferry Street, Front Street, and Green Street. .
Site of Queen's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 29, 2008
2. Site of Queen's Fort Marker
This marker is at the foot of the statue known as "Lawrence the Indian"
Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph C. Yates (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. George's Church 1762 (about 300 feet away); Ride of Symon Schermerhoorn (about 500 feet away); Commemorating Massacre (about 500 feet away); Cur Non? (about 600 feet away); Yates House (about 700 feet away); Dutch Church (about 800 feet away); Arendt Van Curler (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Schenectady.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesLandmarksMilitaryNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Site of Queen's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 29, 2008
3. Site of Queen's Fort Marker
Site of Queen's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 10, 2008
4. Site of Queen's Fort Marker
Lawrence the Indian and the Queens Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 2, 2010
5. Lawrence the Indian and the Queens Fort Marker
The statue was placed here 1887 and became known as "Lawrence the Indian." Lawrence was named after the Christian Mohawk who was a great friend to the early settlers and the most persistent of the trackers of the retreating French and Indians after the Schenectady Massacre in 1690.
Another Queen's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 2, 2010
6. Another Queen's Fort Marker
This is one of the markers mounted to the pedestal base of the Lawrence the Indian statue:

Queens New Fort
Built 1705.
Demolished
During
The Revolutionary War
This
Memorial Statue
Erected
12th September 1887.
 
 
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