Ogdensburg in Saint Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort la Présentation
Outpost on the Oswegatchie
Fort la Présentation
erected in 1749 by
Abbé François Picquet
for the protection of his mission among
the Indians of the Five Nations.
The fort was occupied in 1760 by the British and evacuated by them June 1st, 1796 under the provisions of the Jay Treaty
It was the first building erected where now stands the city of Ogdensburg
1749 - 1969
The Abbe Francois Picquet Monument
on the site of Fort la Presentation
erected in 1749 which is now known as
the city of Ogdensburg is herewith
re-dedicated in year 1969 in honor of
Father Francois Picquet,
the founder of the community.
The Abbé Picquet monument was re-dedicated July 18, 2009 following the return of the obelisk to Lighthouse Point from Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church. The Fort la Présentation Assocation Board of Directors undertook the project with the cooperation of the City of Ogdensburg, Notre Dame Parish and the Swe-Kat-Si Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Financial support came from the Sweet Grass Foundation and a David Dickinson Sponsorship from New York State's French and Indian War 250th Anniversary
Erected 1899 by many local public/private citizens/organizations; rededicated 1969 & 2011.
Location. 44° 41.667′ N, 75° 30.073′ W. Marker is in Ogdensburg, New York, in Saint Lawrence County. Marker is on the Downtown Arterial (New York State Route 68) west of Commerce Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ogdensburg NY 13669, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort de la Présentation - 1749-1759 (here, next to this marker); Fort Lévis - 1760 (here, next to this marker); Fort Oswegatchie 1760-1796 (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Ogdensburg (here, next to this marker); Aka Se We':Ka Tsi (Oswegatchie) (here, next to this marker); Frederic Remington (1861 - 1909) (approx. half a mile away); Ogdensburg And Forsyth: Friends Or Enemies (approx. half a mile away); Remington Art Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Ogdensburg.
Also see . . .
1. History of Fort la Présentation. (Submitted on July 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort la Présentation. (Submitted on July 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Fort la Présentation (Submitted on July 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.