Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
Above the outlet of Lake George, over-looking Lake Champlain, the French in 1755 built Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga), which became a military objective during the colonial conflicts between the English and the French. Fort William Henry, built at the southern end of Lake George to check the French, was destroyed by French and Indians in 1757. In 1758 General James Abercromby led a large force northward to attack the French at Ticonderoga and was repulsed, but General Jeffery Amherst was successful the following year. With the outbreak of the American Revolution, Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga. Abandoned in 1777 to General John Burgoyne's invading army, it remained in British hands until 1782.
From earliest times, the singular beauty of this forest-bound lake has charmed visitors. Sportsmen, artists, and nature-lovers have been drawn to its shores. Boating and fishing have made it a popular recreation area. State-owned campsites and beaches today preserve some of its pristine charm.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 43° 25.7′ N, 73° 43.333′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Adirondack Northway (U.S. 87 at milepost 55) when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located at a rest area located at Exit 22 of the Adirondack Northway (US 87). It is on the west side of the highway and is most easily accessed by south bound traffic. Marker is in this post office area: Lake George NY 12845, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montcalm's Camp (approx. half a mile away); Old Court House (approx. half a mile away); Sunken Fleet (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ethan Allen tour boat tragedy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Warship Row (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Lake George (approx. 0.6 miles away); Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); A Common Stone (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake George.
Also see . . . Lake George Historical Association. (Submitted on April 20, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Natural Features • Notable Events • Notable Persons • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2009, by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. This page has been viewed 1,200 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 20, 2009, by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.