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Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Samuel Champlain

 
 
Samuel Champlain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joe Harness, July 17, 2011
1. Samuel Champlain Marker
Inscription.  This monument was dedicated on July 6, 1912 to the memory of Samuel Champlain first European to behold our great forests and lofty mountains, and first to traverse this inland waterway, which later became so rich in fame. Champlain was born in Brouage, France (1567) and died in Quebec City (1635) as Governor of "New France." This plaque was unveiled on July 19, 1959, by the citizens of Plattsburgh, to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the discovery of Lake Champlain
 
Erected 1959 by Lake Champlain Tercentenary Commission State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1935.
 
Location. 44° 42.018′ N, 73° 26.837′ W. Marker is in Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County. Marker can be reached from Cumberland Avenue. Marker is in Champlain Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plattsburgh NY 12901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plattsburg Bay (here, next to this marker); Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Delord House
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Heritage Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heart of a Thriving Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); MacDonough Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Macdonough Memorial Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Macdonough Monument - 1926 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plattsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Samuel de Champlain Biography - NNDB. (Submitted on August 29, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Samuel Champlain Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joe Harness, July 17, 2011
2. Samuel Champlain Monument
Samuel de Champlain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne
3. Samuel de Champlain
from Benson Lossing and Woodrow Wilson Harper's Encyclopædia of United States History, 1905.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by Joe Harness of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,009 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Joe Harness of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 26, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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