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Crown Point in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort St. Frédéric

 
 
Fort St. Frédéric Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
1. Fort St. Frédéric Marker
Inscription. Fort St. Frédéric consisted of an outer, bastioned stone wall enclosing the Citadel, a four-story, eight-sided tower with walls twelve feet thick at the base. Cannon were mounted on each floor of the Citadel, and entry was gained by a drawbridge over a dry ditch. This fortress-within-a-fort contained living quarters for officers and men, a bakery, armory, and storerooms. Swivel cannon were mounted around the perimeter of the fort’s walls.

British expeditions led by General William Johnson (1755) and General James Abercrombie (1758) attempted to capture Fort St. Frédéric without success. Finally, in 1759, the French garrison partially demolished the fort before retreating in the face of an overwhelming force of British and provincial troops under the command of General Jeffrey Amherst.
 
Erected by Crown Point State Historic Site.
 
Location. 44° 1.821′ N, 73° 25.575′ W. Marker is in Crown Point, New York, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Grandview Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Crown Point State Historic Site, along the walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Crown Point NY 12928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Marker in Crown Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
2. Marker in Crown Point
marker. The French at Crown Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crown Point: Military Focus (about 500 feet away); The British at Crown Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capture of Fort St. Frédéric (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Champlain (approx. Ľ mile away); Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crown Point.
 
More about this marker. A diagram of the fort and Citadel is on the upper right of the marker. The upper left of the marker contains layouts of the four stories of the Citadel. Under this is a French language version of the marker text.
 
Also see . . .
1. Crown Point State Historic Site. New York State. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Crown Point. An Outline History. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. His Majesty’s Fort at Crown Point. The Lake Champlain and Lake George Historic Site. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
Fort St. Frédéric Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
3. Fort St. Frédéric Marker
Ruins of Fort St. Frédéric image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. Ruins of Fort St. Frédéric
This fort was built in 1734 by the French. It gave rise to the first European community in the southern Champlain Valley.
Model of Fort St. Frédéric image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
5. Model of Fort St. Frédéric
This model of the French fort of St. Frédéric is on display in the Visitor Center.
Crown Point State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
6. Crown Point State Historic Site
Marker is in Crown Point State Historic Park, along the walking trail.
Fort and Citadel Diagram from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
7. Fort and Citadel Diagram from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,182 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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