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Alexandria in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of Cranberry Creek

A Bold Manuver

 
 
The Battle of Cranberry Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, August 9, 2021
1. The Battle of Cranberry Creek Marker
Inscription.  
British supply ships regularly transported materials to their Great Lakes bases via the St. Lawrence River. American raiding parties intercepted one such shipment and hid in the upper reaches of Cranberry Creek. Although the Americans repelled a British search party, some Americans were killed. They were buried at this site and their sacrifice is still honored.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1813.
 
Location. 44° 19.83′ N, 75° 52.833′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Swan Hollow Road, 0.3 miles east of Taylor Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria Bay NY 13607, 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. Cranberry Creek Wildlife Management Area (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Cranberry Creek Wildlife Management Area (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); a
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different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cornwall Brothers Store (approx. 2 miles away); In Memory of (approx. 2.1 miles away); Power House (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
The Battle of Cranberry Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, August 9, 2021
2. The Battle of Cranberry Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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