Crown Point in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point”
“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
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. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Notable Places • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary •
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 2,065 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.