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

The Barracks

 
 
The Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
1. The Barracks Marker
Inscription. These barracks were constructed in the fashionable Georgian style of the day, uncommon in the northern interior of New York in the mid-18th century. The soldiers’ barracks is composed of four dwelling units of four rooms. Each doorway opens into a hallway flanked by two rooms. Originally, the hall contained a stairway to two rooms on the second story.

Between twelve and eighteen soldiers occupied each room. Officers were allowed one or more rooms according to rank, and non-commissioned officers (subalterns) were quartered two to a room. Soldiers were allotted one-half cord of wood per room each week for cooking and heating, and one pound of candles for light. Six beds and twelve blankets were provided for a room housing twelve men, as were an iron pot, candlestick, bucket and axe. Clean sheets, when available, were issued once a month during the 1760s.
 
Erected by Crown Point State Historic Site.
 
Location. 44° 1.714′ 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 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.
Marker at Crown Point State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
2. Marker at Crown Point State Historic Site
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capture of Fort St. Frédéric (within shouting distance of this marker); “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point” (within shouting distance of this marker); The British at Crown Point (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crown Point: Military Focus (about 700 feet away); The French at Crown Point (about 700 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 top of the marker contains a picture of the possible original appearance of the soldiers’ barracks, along with the floor plan of the barracks. A French version of the above text appears on the right 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, CastlesNotable PlacesWar, French and Indian
 
Soldiers’Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
3. Soldiers’Barracks
Inside the Soldiers’Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. Inside the Soldiers’Barracks
The fire places and windows inside the two story soldiers' barracks can be seen in this photo.
Crown Point State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
5. Crown Point State Historic Site
Marker is in Crown Point State Historic Park, along the walking trail.
 
 
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 2,657 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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