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Youngstown in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capture of Fort George

May 27, 1813

 

—Stop #11 —

 
Capture of Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
1. Capture of Fort George Marker
Inscription.
American warships silenced
the British guns after
2 hours of hard fighting.
The Americans had
captured Fort George and
the British retreated.

 
Erected by Seaway Trail, Inc.
 
Location. 43° 15.103′ N, 79° 3.007′ W. Marker is in Youngstown, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 18F) north of Lockport Road (New York State Route 93), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located in a small downtown community park, on the river side of the roadway, along the western boundary fence, overlooking the Niagara River and beyond that, Canada (and the site of Fort George). Marker is in this post office area: Youngstown NY 14174, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of La Belle Famille (a few steps from this marker); Site of Salt Battery (a few steps from this marker); Betsy Doyle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Site of El Dorado Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Belle Famille (about 400
Capture of Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
2. Capture of Fort George Marker
View of the historical marker in the right foreground, and a view of the Niagara River and the far Canadian shoreline in the distant background. Fort George can be seen in the clearing on the hill, on the opposite side of the river.
feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); The Site of John Young Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); POW Camp - WW II (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Youngstown.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the original network of Seaway Trail markers, that was put in place to feature the War of 1812 sites located along the Great Lakes coastline.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Fort George. 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 Capture of Fort George ... May 1813. This is a link to information provided by the War of 1812, Tripod.com website. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. The Capture of Fort George, May 27th, 1813. This is a link to information provided by the War of 1812 website. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Capture of Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
3. Capture of Fort George Marker
View of the historic marker, looking west, across the Niagara River, towards Fort George on the hill above the far shore.
 

4. Great Lakes, Seaway Trail, War of 1812, Walk Series. This is a link to information provided by the Seaway Trail's website. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Great Lakes Seaway Trail. This is a link to information provided by the Seaway Trail's website. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Capture of Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
4. Capture of Fort George Marker
View of the historical marker situated alongside the split rail fence on the right, with the gazebo in Constitution Park seen on the left side of the picture.
Capture of Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
5. Capture of Fort George Marker
View of the historical marker situated very close to the Seaway Trail marker for the French and Indian War.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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