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

Fort Meigs

Built 1778

 
 
Fort Meigs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
1. Fort Meigs Marker
Inscription.  
Named after Colonel Return J. Meigs of the Sixth Connecticut Regiment who directed the construction of the fort by his men in 1778.
 
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° 23.069′ N, 73° 57.532′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Schofield Place, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the grounds of the U.S. 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. Fort Wyllys (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); USMA Crest (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lusk Reservoir (approx. 0.2 miles away); Class of June 1943 Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Southeast Asia Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Howze Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Michie Stadium (approx. 0.3 miles away); U. S. Military Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
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Fort Meigs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
2. Fort Meigs Marker
Fort Meigs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
3. Fort Meigs Marker
Fort Meigs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
4. Fort Meigs Marker
Fort Meigs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
5. Fort Meigs
Fort Meigs was one of three forts built at West Point by Connecticut regiments during the Revolutionary War. Located on high ground east of Fort Putnam, this fort covered a low ground approach to Fort Arnold, which was located on the banks of the Hudson River, as well as the low ground around Fort Putnam.
Fort Meigs at West Point image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
6. Fort Meigs at West Point
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 28, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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