Fort Covington in Franklin County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
War of 1812
On this site, a former
hotel, was held the funeral of
Brig. Gen'l. Leonard
Covington, a casualty of the
Battle of Chrysler's Field.
Erected 1975 by Fort Covington Bicentennial Commission.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
Location. 44° 59.454′ N, 74° 29.806′ W. Marker is in Fort Covington, New York, in Franklin County. Memorial is on Center Street 0.2 miles west of Water Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the west end of the Center Street bridge over the Salmon River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Center Street, Fort Covington NY 12937, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. On This Site was Built in 1812 a Blockhouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); On This Building Site was Headquarters of General Jacob Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Covington, New York (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Memorial is Dedicated by the Town of Ft. Covington Fort Covington (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named War of 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); To The Memory of Westville Soldiers (approx. 4.4 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served Our Country (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Covington.
Regarding War of 1812. Fort Covington, a blockhouse, was named in honor of Brigadier General Leonard Covington by Brigadier General James Wilkinson. The name was adopted by the settlement and town. Prior to 1817, Fort Covington was known as French Mills. General Covington and soldiers retreated from Crysler's farm in Canada to French Mills where the general died of his wounds on November 14, 1813. Reference: Everest, Allan S.,"The War of 1812 in the Champlain Valley," Syracuse University Press, 1981.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Leonard Covington birthplace and Battle of Crysler's Farm 1813 markers.
Also see . . .
1. Leonard Covington - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Leonard Covington - Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Battle of Crysler's Farm - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Additional keywords. French Mills Frenchs Mills French's Mills Chrysler's Farm Chryslers Farm Chrysler's Field Crysler's Farm Cryslers Farm Crysler's Field Cryslers Farm
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on December 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. 5, 6. submitted on November 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.