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

Fort Anne

 
 
Fort Anne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 13, 2019
1. Fort Anne Marker
Inscription.  
On July 8, 1777, Patriot forces
slowed advancing British
forces and helped
assure victory at Saratoga.

 
Erected 2017 by Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 8, 1777.
 
Location. 43° 25.15′ N, 73° 29.189′ W. Marker is in Fort Ann, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on George Street (U.S. 4) 0.1 miles north of Crandall Lane, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in the Fort Anne interpretive pull-out on the west side of George Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Ann NY 12827, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Ann Through History (a few steps from this marker); Lakes to Locks Passage (within shouting distance of this marker); Half-Way Creek (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Well (approx.
Fort Anne Marker<br>(<i>view looking north • US Highway 4 on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 13, 2019
2. Fort Anne Marker
(view looking north • US Highway 4 on right)
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0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Anne (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oldest House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Anne First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Ann.
 
Regarding Fort Anne. This marker commemorates the battle that was fought at Battle Hill less than one mile from the marker site in July 1777. This marker is along the 1777 route of British General John Burgoyne from Québec City to his defeat at Saratoga at the hands of Patriots under the command of General Horatio Gates. The Battle of Fort Ann was one of the engagements that occurred prior to the Battles of Saratoga.
 
Fort Ann Historical Marker Dedication, May 9th, 2017 image. Click for more information.
via Saratoga Battle Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, May 9, 2017
3. Fort Ann Historical Marker Dedication, May 9th, 2017
Saratoga Battle Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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