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Fort Plain in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Plain

 
 
Fort Plain Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 26, 2006
1. Fort Plain Plaque
Inscription.
"Let the Work of Our Fathers Stand"
* * * * *
On the Adjacent Hill Summit
Stood Fort Plain, Erected 1776,
and Its Blockhouse, Built 1780.
Military Headquarters of the
Mohawk Valley 1780 -1784
Gen. Washington Here July 30, 1783
* * * * *
Erected by the Fort Plain Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution,
October 19, 1928

 
Erected 1928 by Fort Plain Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 42° 56.443′ N, 74° 37.748′ W. Marker is in Fort Plain, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Canal Street (New York State Route 5S), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on the west side of the Village of Fort Plain beside the side road, Lipe Lane, which leads to the Fort Plain Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Plain NY 13339, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Plain (a few steps from this marker); Clinton March (a few steps from this marker); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley
Fort Plain Plaque mounted on Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 26, 2006
2. Fort Plain Plaque mounted on Boulder
The Fort Plain Museum is seen on the hill in the background.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sand Hill School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sand Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Plain Free Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); Te-No-To-Ge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wagner Home (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Plain.
 
More about this marker. On the left side of the marker is a relief depiction of the fort's blockhouse.
 
Regarding Fort Plain. The Fort Plain site is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Plain Museum. (Submitted on February 10, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Fort Plain, Fort Rensselaer, Marinus Willett
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
3. Fort Plain Marker
Fort Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
4. Fort Plain Marker
View of the historical marker, with the Fort Plain Museum seen up on the hill in the background.
Fort Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
5. Fort Plain Marker
View of the featured Fort Plain marker (seen in the lower left foreground), with a view of the nearby state "Fort Plain" marker (seen near the center of the picture), and the "Fort Plain Museum" (seen on the hilltop in the background).
Fort Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
6. Fort Plain Marker
View of the nearby "Clinton March" state marker, with the featured marker seen in the right background, just across the street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,402 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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