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Fort Edward in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Edward

1755

 
 
Fort Edward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Fort Edward Marker
Inscription.
Great Carrying Place
Fort Nicholson 1709
Fort Lydius 1731
Fort Lyman 1755

 
Erected 1927 by State of New York.
 
Location. 43° 15.886′ N, 73° 34.988′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on Lakes to Locks Passage (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on Route 4, between Moon Street and Edward Street. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Edward NY 12828, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northeast Bastion (here, next to this marker); Old Moat (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Fort Edward (about 400 feet away); The Island (about 500 feet away); Rogers Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); Progenitors of Independence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major Robert Rogers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Edward.
 
Also see . . .  The History of Fort Edward. The Town of Fort Edward website. (Submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMilitaryWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Fort Edward image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker in Fort Edward
Fort Edward was known as the "Great Carrying Place" because Indians had to carry their canoes from the Hudson River to Lake Champlain through this area. It was the site of several Forts built during Queen Anne's War and the French and Indian War. It also played a part in the Revolutionary War.
Site of Old Fort Edward image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Site of Old Fort Edward
The marker is located close to the actual site of Old Fort Edward.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,342 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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