Fort Edward in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Progenitors of Independence
This monument is dedicated to the members of the British expeditionary forces stationed at Fort Edward and Rogers Island during the French and Indian Wars. 1755 - 1763
-Progenitors of Independence-
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
Location. 43° 15.767′ N, 73° 35.167′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on Rogers Island Road, 0.3 miles south of New York State Highway 197, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Edward NY 12828, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rogers Island (here, next to this marker); Major Robert Rogers (here, next to this marker); Rogers Island -- Fort Edward, NY (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Island (about 600 feet away); Old Fort Edward (about 700 feet away); Old Moat (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hudson River at Fort Edward, NY (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Hudson River at Fort Edward, NY (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Edward.
More about this marker. Directions to the marker from northbound Interstate 87 (Adirondack Northway), take Exit 17 N on to US Route 9, at 1.2 miles by the Hess Gas Station take a right onto State Route 197 (Reynolds Road). Stay on Route 197 until approximately 100 yard pass the first bridge over the Hudson River (you are now on Rogers Island), the drive-way is on the right, this is 4.5 miles from the turn onto Route 197. Turn right and follow the Road pass Rogers Island Visitors' Center parking lot, the road becomes a dirt road and makes a sharp right hand turn under a D&H Rail Road trestle. Continue on the road, the monument is on the right hand side of the road .3 miles from the turn off Route 197.
Also see . . . Rogers Island offers well-preserved history lessons. An article by Richard Frost, published in the Press Republican on October 28, 2008. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2009, by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. This page has been viewed 807 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2009, by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.