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Youngstown in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Salt Battery

 
 
Site of Salt Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
1. Site of Salt Battery Marker
Inscription.  
This battery was an important
factor in defense of the
Niagara frontier in War of 1812
so named because salt bags
were used in its construction

 
Erected 1935 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 43° 15.108′ N, 79° 2.995′ W. Marker is in Youngstown, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 18F) north of Lockport Road (New York State Route 93), on the left when traveling north. This historical marker is located in a small downtown community park, on the river side of the roadway, close to the northeast corner of Constitution Park, next to the public sidewalk, and the neighboring Sunoco gas station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Youngstown NY 14174, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of La Belle Famille (a few steps from this marker); Capture of Fort George (a few steps from this marker); Betsy Doyle (within shouting distance of this marker);
Site of Salt Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
2. Site of Salt Battery Marker
View of the historical marker, looking north, along Main Street.
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The Site of El Dorado Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Belle Famille (about 400 feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); The Site of John Young Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); POW Camp - WW II (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Youngstown.
 
Site of Salt Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
3. Site of Salt Battery Marker
View of the historical marker, looking south, along Main Street.
Site of Salt Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
4. Site of Salt Battery Marker
In the left foreground is a Seaway Trails marker, and in the center background, near Main Street, is the featured historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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