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

Memorial to Jane McCrea

 
 
Memorial to Jane McCrea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Memorial to Jane McCrea Marker
Inscription.  
Memorial
to
Jane McCrea
massacred near this spot
by the Indians
July 27, 1777.

Erected by the
Jane McCrea Chapter, D.A.R.
1901

 
Erected 1901 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Jane McCrea Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US RevolutionaryWomen. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1914.
 
Location. 43° 16.406′ N, 73° 35.203′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (U.S. 4) and Case Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Edward NY 12828, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jane McCrea (here, next to this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Military Road (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Empire State Trail (approx. 0.3 miles
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By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
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away); Rogers Island - Fort Edward, NY (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Rogers Island - Fort Edward, NY (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Jane McCrea (approx. half a mile away); The Hudson River at Fort Edward, NY (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Edward.
 
Also see . . .  Jane McCrea, Revolutionary War Heroine. Biography Jane McCrea of from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on July 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Jane McCrea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Jane McCrea Marker
Jane McCrea was killed by an Indian allied with British Gen. John Burgoyne while on her way to join her fiancé, who was in Burgoyne's army.
Jane McCrea's Original Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Jane McCrea's Original Burial Site
Jane McCrea was originally laid to rest at this location, about three miles south of Fort Edward, on the banks of Three Mile Creek.
Grave of Jane McCrea image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Grave of Jane McCrea
Jane McCrea was finally laid to rest in Union Cemetery in Fort Edward, several blocks north of the marker.
The Massacre of Jane McCrea image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
6. The Massacre of Jane McCrea
This bronze plaque depicting the death of Jane McCrea is located in the Saratoga Battle Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,385 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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