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

“His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point”

 
 
"His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
1. "His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point" Marker
Inscription.
“The fort is of wood, built in a most masterly manner. It has five Bastions, mounts 105 guns, and has casements for 4,000 Men, and to hold provisions de Guerre et de Bouche for four months. Within the Fort are good Stone Barracks for Officers and Men which … would conveniently contain 500 men.”
Journal of Lord Adam Gordon August 1765

“There is a Large Fort begun. The Foundation is laid … built with timber and earth and is 25 feet thick. It is to be built twenty feet high. The inside of the Fort contains four and three quarters acres, and the trench around the fort is about 30 feet wide and is to be 14 feet deep. Besides, there are three small forts a-building, and I believe we shall be here until the cold weather drives us away. Our men are kept very hard at work Every Day; not time so much as to wash their clothes ….”
Letter from Benjamin Crary, New York Militia
1st Sept. 1759 Camp at Crown Point

 
Erected by Crown Point State Historic Site.
 
Location. 44° 1.757′ N, 73° 25.764′ W. Marker is in Crown Point, New York, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Grandview Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is
Marker in Crown Point State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
2. Marker in Crown Point State Historic Site
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. The British at Crown Point (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Capture of Fort St. Frédéric (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crown Point: Military Focus (about 500 feet away); The French at Crown Point (about 600 feet away); Fort St. Frédéric (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Champlain (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crown Point.
 
More about this marker. The center of the marker contains a diagram of the Crown Point fort. French versions of the text appear on the right side of the marker.
 
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.
Marker in front of officers' Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
3. Marker in front of officers' Barracks
(Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable PlacesWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Crown Point Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. Crown Point Ruins
The British built this fort in 1759 on the highest point on the Crown Point peninsula on Lake Champlain. Although mostly destroyed by fire in 1773, many ruins still stand. These are the remains of the Officers' Barracks.
Soldiers' Barracks Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
5. Soldiers' Barracks Ruins
These are the remains of the Soldiers' Barracks at the Crown Point Fort.
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.
Layout of Crown Point Fort from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
7. Layout of Crown Point Fort 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 2,038 times since then and 57 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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