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Fort Anne in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Well

 
 
Old Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Old Well Marker
Inscription.  
Used in Fort site. Built
before the Revolutionary War
by Queen Anne of England.

 
Erected 1935 by New York State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 43° 24.995′ N, 73° 29.258′ W. Marker is in Fort Anne, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on Charles Street (County Route 16), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Ann NY 12827, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Anne (a few steps from this marker); Oldest House (within shouting distance of this marker); Half-Way Creek (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lakes to Locks Passage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Ann Through History (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Anne (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Anne First Baptist Church
Marker in Fort Anne image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker in Fort Anne
Fort Anne was a fortification built in the wilderness in 1757, at the junction of Halfway Creek and Wood Creek. A battle was fought here on July 8, 1777 between Americans and a group of British under Gen. John Burgoyne.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Ann War Memorial / Henry Sartwell / Lester Archer (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Anne.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Fort Anne. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on July 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,082 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on August 5, 2012, by Tom McGreevy of Averill Park, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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