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Near Gansevoort in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John McCrea

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, May 10, 2020
1. John McCrea Marker
Inscription.  
Home of
John McCrea
Brother of Jane McCrea
who was killed by
Indians July 27, 1777

 
Erected 1938 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is July 27, 1777.
 
Location. 43° 12.069′ N, 73° 35.067′ W. Marker is near Gansevoort, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on West River Road (County Route 29) one mile north of Peters Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gansevoort NY 12831, 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. Gen. Schuyler's Intrenchments (approx. 0.3 miles away); Col. Sidney Berry (approx. one mile away); Jane McCrea (approx. 1˝ miles away); Five Porch Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Miller (approx. 2˝ miles away); Judge William Duer (approx. 2.6 miles away); Duer House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gansevoort.
 
Also see . . .  Jane McCrea. Jane McCrea (1752
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By Steve Stoessel, May 10, 2020
2. John McCrea Marker
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– July 27, 1777) was a young woman who was killed by a Huron-Wendat warrior associated with the British army of Lieutenant General John Burgoyne during the American Revolutionary War. Affianced to a Loyalist serving in Burgoyne's army, her slaying led to expressions of outrage and an increase in Patriot military recruiting. (Submitted on May 10, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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