Youngstown in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
La Belle Famille
Site of Battle
La Belle Famille
July 24, 1759, deciding
British capture of
French Fort Niagara
Erected 1936 by State Education Department.
Location. 43° 14.487′ N, 79° 3.056′ W. Marker is in Youngstown, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on River Road (New York State Route 18F) near Swain Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located on residential property, on the lawn between the roadway curb and the public sidewalk, close to the residential mailbox. Marker is at or near this postal address: 924 River Road, Youngstown NY 14174, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named La Belle Famille (a few steps from this marker); Field of La Belle Famille (within shouting distance of this marker); Fox Point Battery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Site of John Young Store (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named La Belle Famille (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Site of El Dorado Hotel Capture of Fort Niagara (approx. 0.7 miles away in Canada); Betsy Doyle (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Youngstown.
More about this marker. When viewing the historical marker, it is easy to see a significant ravine, running diagonally across the front and south side of the residential property. This is the site of the opening engagement of the battle.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of La Belle-Famille - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. The Battle of La Belle Famille - A Walking Tour. This is a link to information provided by the village of Youngstown, New York. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.