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Town of Peru in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Valcour

 
 
Battle of Valcour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2018
1. Battle of Valcour Marker
Inscription.  11 October 1776. Across this strait a small colonial fleet fought the British to a standstill causing a 3 day running conflict that delayed the British advance to divide the colonies. This action allowed time for the Americans to rebuild their forces & win the Battle of Saratoga in 1777.
 
Erected 2011 by Valcour Battle Chapter, Empire State Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 44° 36.319′ N, 73° 26.439′ W. Marker is in Town of Peru, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on New York State Route 9 north of Lapham Mills Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is just north of the Valcour Inn and Conference Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Peru NY 12972, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Jackson (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Valcour (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Platt Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jonas Platt Home (approx.
Battle of Valcour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Adams, September 24, 2017
2. Battle of Valcour Marker
0.6 miles away); Peru’s First Settler (approx. 0.9 miles away); Peru Landing (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sax House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Possession House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Town of Peru.
 
Battle of Valcour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2018
3. Battle of Valcour Marker
Lake Champlain and south end of Valcour Island image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Adams, September 24, 2017
4. Lake Champlain and south end of Valcour Island
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on September 24, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York.   3. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 24, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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