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

To Site of Peru Blockhouse

 
 
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Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2018
1. To Site of Peru Blockhouse Marker
Inscription.  One of five erected in northern New York in 1794 as a refuge for settlers from Indian attacks.
 
Erected 1988 by Town of Peru.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
 
Location. 44° 34.655′ N, 73° 27.133′ W. Marker is in Town of Peru, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on Bear Swamp Road, 0.2 miles west of New York State Route 9, on the right when traveling west. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bear Swamp Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Lakes to Locks Passage (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peru Landing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jonas Platt Home (approx. 1˝ miles away); Robert Platt Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); Port Jackson (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Valcour (approx. 2 miles away); Peru’s First Settler (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Town of Peru.
 
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To Site of Peru Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ellen Adams, September 24, 2017
2. To Site of Peru Blockhouse Marker
To Site of Peru Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2018
3. To Site of Peru Blockhouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on September 26, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York.   3. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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