Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Adirondack Forest Preserve
Lake George Battlefield Park
At a junction along one of the most historic water routes in America, connecting the Hudson River to Lake Champlain, this site witnessed military engagements during both the French and Indian War (1755-1763) and the American Revolution (1775-1783). This park encompasses the sites of several bloody actions, including the 1755 Battle of Lake George, the siege of the entrenched camp by the Marquis de Montcalm’s army in 1757 and the subsequent “massacre” following the surrender of Fort William Henry, and a British raid in 1780. During the course of both wars, numerous fortifications and outworks were built at this site, including Fort George, built in 1759 by the British army and a hospital built in 1776, as well as shipyards, barracks, sawmills and storehouses.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
Location. 43° 24.967′ N, 73° 42.46′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Fort George Road, on the left when travelingTouch 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. Fort George (a few steps from this marker); The 1755 Battle of Lake George (within shouting distance of this marker); Stockaded Fort 1759 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake George in the American Revolution (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers (about 400 feet away); Battle of Lake George (about 500 feet away); The Hospital (about 600 feet away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 700 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 map of the Lake George Battlefield Park. Indicated on the map are the locations of several monuments and the ruins of Old Fort 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 13, 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 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,384 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.