Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The 1755 Battle of Lake George
Lake George Battlefield Park
In September 1755, a Colonial army commanded by Major General William Johnson camped on this location in preparation for an advance against the French Fortress of St. Frederic at Crown Point on Lake Champlain. On September 8, a French force commanded by Baron Jean-Armand Dieskau attacked Johnson’s army, which was barricaded behind a crude breastwork. For five hours the battle raged until finally, with heavy casualties on both sides, the French retreated.
Johnson’s victory at Lake George, and the subsequent construction of Fort William Henry nearby, established the northernmost limits of British control in the region.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1755.
Location. 43° 24.992′ N, 73° 42.458′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Fort George Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in Lake George Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake George NY 12845, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stockaded Fort 1759 (a few steps from this marker); Lake George in the American RevolutionAdirondack Forest Preserve (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort George (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Lake George (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 500 feet away); The Hospital (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake George.
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a drawing of a prospective plan of the Battle of Lake George.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Series of marker located in Lake George Battlefield Park.
Also see . . . French & Indian War: Battle of Lake George. ThoughtCo. website entry:
The Battle of Lake George took place during the French & Indian War (1754-1763) fought between the French and British. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,980 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.