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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Clinton

 
 
Fort Clinton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
1. Fort Clinton Marker
Inscription.  
(Originally named Fort Arnold)
Designed and began
by De la Radiere
Completed by Kosciuszko
1778 – 1780

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
 
Location. 41° 23.668′ N, 73° 57.151′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Clinton Place, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located at the United States Military Academy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Clinton (a few steps from this marker); Kosciuszko (a few steps from this marker); Water Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Yorktown (about 600 feet away); Battle of Palo Alto (about 700 feet away); Battle of Resaca De La Palma (about 700 feet away); Great Chain Battery (about 700 feet away); Malek Tennis Center (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746 – 1817) Hero of America and Poland.
Fort Clinton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 15, 2012
2. Fort Clinton Marker
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(Submitted on September 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Marker at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
3. Marker at West Point
In April 1778, this fort was named Fort Arnold after the hero of Quebec and Saratoga. After Arnold’s treason, the fort was renamed Fort Clinton after Colonel James Clinton of the regiment which constructed it.
Marker at Fort Clinton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
4. Marker at Fort Clinton
The marker is visible on the left in the photo, on the stone wall of Fort Clinton.
Fort Clinton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
5. Fort Clinton
The Thaddeus Kosciuszko Monument can be seen to the right in the photo.
Thaddeus Kosciuszko Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
6. Thaddeus Kosciuszko Monument
The monument for General Thaddeus Kosciuszko overlooks the Fort Clinton marker.
Fort Clinton Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
7. Fort Clinton Dedication Marker
The enhancement and
beautification of
Fort Clinton Parapet
Presented to theMilitary Academy
by
the Class of 1940
May 1980

This dedication plaque is located just west of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 896 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on September 4, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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