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

Fort Anne

"Gateway to North"

 
 
Fort Anne Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Fort Anne Marker
Fort Anne was a fortification built in the wilderness in 1757, at the junction of Halfway Creek and Wood Creek.
Inscription.  
Here stood five forts
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 EraMilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1680.
 
Location. 43° 24.996′ N, 73° 29.239′ W. Marker is in Fort Ann, New York, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of George Street (U.S. 4) and Charles Street (County Road 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. Old Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest House (within shouting distance of this marker); Half-Way Creek (about 400 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 blockhouse replica image. Click for full size.
via Fortwiki, unknown
2. Fort Anne blockhouse replica
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Anne First Baptist Church (approx. Ό mile away); Fort Ann War Memorial / Henry Sartwell / Lester Archer (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Ann.
 
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. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Fort Anne. Fortwiki website entry (Submitted on June 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Marker in Fort Anne image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Marker in Fort Anne
The July 8, 1777 Battle of Fort Anne may have been the first time that Americans fought under the Betsy Ross flag. Unfortunately, that flag was captured by the British.
Fort Anne Well image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Fort Anne Well
This site, near the marker, was the location of the well used in Fort Anne. The fort was built before the Revolutionary War by Queen Anne of England.
Fort Anne Battle Map image. Click for full size.
via American Battlefield Trust, July 8, 1777
5. Fort Anne Battle Map
American Battlefield trust website entry (battlefields.org)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,485 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on October 1, 2012, by Mary Lutz of Fort Ann, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on July 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 16, 2022