West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Arnold was renamed Fort Clinton following Benedict Arnold’s treason. It was the main fortification at West Point. Situated at the tip of the Plain overlooking the Hudson River, Fort Arnold, containing 12 cannon, 11 mortars and supported by four riverline batteries, dominated the sharp bend in the Hudson River and protected the Great Chain. Over 620 soldiers, excluding artillerymen, were needed to man the fort.
Location. 41° 23.401′ N, 73° 57.815′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Delafield Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Fort Putnam on the grounds of the United States Military Academy. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sherburne’s Redoubt (here, next to this marker); Cannon (here, next to this marker); Fort Putnam (here, next to this marker); Artillery and Mortars (here, next to this marker); Casemates (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Putnam (a few steps from this marker); North and South Redoubts (a few steps from this marker); Archeology, 1974 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.