Ogdensburg in St. Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort la Présentation
Outpost on the Oswegatchie
Fort la Présentation
erected in 1749 by
Abbé François Picquet
for the protection of his mission among
the Indians of the Five Nations.
The fort was occupied in 1760 by the British and evacuated by them June 1st, 1796 under the provisions of the Jay Treaty
It was the first building erected where now stands the city of Ogdensburg
1749 - 1969
The Abbe Francois Picquet Monument
on the site of Fort la Presentation
erected in 1749 which is now known as
the city of Ogdensburg is herewith
re-dedicated in year 1969 in honor of
Father Francois Picquet,
the founder of the community.
The Abbé Picquet monument was re-dedicated July 18, 2009 following the return of the obelisk to Lighthouse Point from Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church. The Fort la Présentation Assocation Board of Directors undertook the project with the cooperation of the City of Ogdensburg, Notre Dame Parish and the Swe-Kat-Si Chapter of
Erected 1899 by many local public/private citizens/organizations; rededicated 1969 & 2011.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1812.
Location. 44° 41.667′ N, 75° 30.073′ W. Marker is in Ogdensburg, New York, in St. Lawrence County. Marker is on the Downtown Arterial (New York State Route 68) west of Commerce Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ogdensburg NY 13669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort de la Présentation - 1749-1759 (here, next to this marker); Fort Lévis - 1760 (here, next to this marker); Fort Oswegatchie 1760-1796 (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Ogdensburg (here, next to this marker); Aka Se We':Ka Tsi (Oswegatchie) (here, next to this marker); Abbe Picquet 1708 -1781 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); America’s Fourth CoastRailroads Come To The North Country (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogdensburg.
Also see . . .
1. Fort de La Présentation. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Fort la Présentation. New York State Military Museum entry (Submitted on July 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 6. submitted on May 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.