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Fort Ontario

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
1. Fort Ontario Marker
Inscription.
Fort Ontario
Built by English under Governor Shirley 1755
Captured & destroyed by French under Marquis of Montcalm 1756
Rebuilt by English under Lord Amherst 1759
Destroyed by Americans 1778 - Rebuilt by English 1782
Surrendered by English & garrisoned by United States 1796
Captured & destroyed by English fleet under Admiral Yeo 1814
Rebuilt of earth & timber by United States 1834-1842
Rebuilt of stone & concrete by United States 1863-1870
Post enlarged and built of brick by United States 1903-1905

 
Erected 1906 by the Fort Oswego Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 43° 27.917′ N, 76° 30.508′ W. Marker is in Oswego, New York, in Oswego County. Marker can be reached from East 4th Street north of Show Park Road. Click for map. This historical marker is a plaque, affixed to a large boulder, that is situated near the front entrance, to a large stone and concrete fort, which is located on the grounds of the Fort Ontario State Historic Site. The Fort Ontario State Historic Site is located at the north of East 4th Street in the City of Oswego. Marker is in this post office area: Oswego NY 13126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Fort Ontario Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
2. Fort Ontario Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Troops at Fort Ontario (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prideaux's Campaign (about 400 feet away); Holocaust Survivors (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Ontario State Historic Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); British Invasion (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Post Cemetery (approx. mile away); Those Buried At Fort Ontario (approx. mile away); 12 Unknown Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Oswego.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Ontario State Historic Site - NYS Parks, Recreation ... This is a link to information provided by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on July 15, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Fort Ontario. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 15, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Fort Ontario - North American Forts. This is a link to information provided by the American Forts Network website. (Submitted on July 15, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812War, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Ontario Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
3. Fort Ontario Marker
View of the historical marker situated just to the right of the entrance to the fort.
Fort Ontario Marker Seen from the Casemate image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
4. Fort Ontario Marker Seen from the Casemate
This view of the marker is from one of the stone casemates under the ramparts that were built during the Civil War for gun emplacements.
Fort Ontario image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
5. Fort Ontario
View looking out of the entrance, into the interior of Fort Ontario.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
6. Fort Ontario
View of one of the buildings within the interior of Fort Ontario.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
7. Fort Ontario
View of Fort Ontario's powder magazine building.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
8. Fort Ontario
View looking at the interior of Fort Ontario, towards the fort's main gated entrance.
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By Trinket Troy, August 11, 2014
9. Fort Ontario
Fort Ontario image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
10. Fort Ontario
A distant view looking at the exterior of Fort Ontario.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   9. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   10. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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