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St. Johnsville in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Klock

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
 
Fort Klock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 18, 2018
1. Fort Klock Marker
Inscription.  Fort Klock was built as a fortified farmhouse in 1750, during the unsettled times of the French & Indian Wars. The two-foot-thick limestone walls have loopholes on every side so people inside can defend themselves. A small spring in the cellar could provide water.

During the American Revolution, the house again served as a refuge for local families when enemy raiders swept through the valley, burning crops and farms. In October 1780 British troops under Sir John Johnson fired on the house, but the heaviest action occurred west of here in a field belonging to a Klock relative.

Today the site is a National Historic Landmark open as a museum with a full schedule of historical reenactments, craft fairs, and educational programs.
 
Location. 42° 59.145′ N, 74° 38.901′ W. Marker is in St. Johnsville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Mohawk Turnpike (New York State Route 5). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7203 Route 5, Saint Johnsville NY 13452, 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. Klock Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Nellis Tavern

Fort Klock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 18, 2018
2. Fort Klock Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); Klock’s Church (approx. one mile away); Col. Jacob Klock (approx. 1.1 miles away); Klock’s Field (approx. 1.1 miles away); Parrot Rifle (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Johnsville War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Welcome to St. Johnsville (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Johnsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Klock Historic Restoration. (Submitted on July 20, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. The Battle of Klock's Field. (Submitted on July 20, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Categories. Forts or CastlesWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Klock Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 18, 2018
3. Fort Klock Marker Detail
Fort Klock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 18, 2018
4. Fort Klock Marker
Fort Klock image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 18, 2018
5. Fort Klock
The Circa 1790 Dutch Barn on the Fort Klock Site image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 18, 2018
6. The Circa 1790 Dutch Barn on the Fort Klock Site
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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