Fort Anne in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
"Gateway to North"
1680 – 1777
on route between Lake
Champlain & Hudson River.
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Military • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 43° 24.987′ N, 73° 29.244′ W. Marker is in Fort Anne, New York, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of George Street (U.S. 4) and Charles Street (County Route 16), on the right when traveling south on George Street. 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. Oldest House (a few steps from this marker); Old Well (a few steps from 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 Fort Anne First Baptist Church (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.
Regarding Fort Anne. One of the captions mentions the "Betsy Ross flag." If indeed the Stars & Stripes was first flown in battle at Fort Anne, as we in the local historical society believe, it was not a Betsy Ross version with the circle of stars. Rather, the stars were scattered across the blue field.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Fort Anne. (Submitted on July 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Battle of Fort Anne map. (Submitted on August 19, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,404 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on October 1, 2012, by Mary Lutz of Fort Ann, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.