Schenectady in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Queen's Fort
Built in 1705, as a triple stockade. Rebuilt in 1735, on heavy hewn timbers set on stone wall ten feet high. Fort was one hundred feet square, with blockhouse at each corner, twenty four feet square and twenty feet high. Was capable of holding three hundred men. Entered by a large swinging gate, raised like a drawbridge. Six cannon commanded the approaches from all sides. One square within, was used as a parade and drill ground. Taken down during the revolutionary war and timbers used in frame of soldier's barrack, at corner of Union and Lafayette Streets.
March 26, 1898.
Erected 1898 by Schenectady Common Council.
Location. 42° 49.098′ N, 73° 56.746′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and North Ferry Street, in the median on Front Street. Touch for map. This marker is at the foot of the statue known as "Lawrence the Indian", in a gated enclosure of flowerbeads within a tiny circular plaza at the center of the Schenectady Stockade Historic District at the junction of North Ferry Street, Front Street, and Green Street. .
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph C. Yates (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. George's Church 1762 (about 300 feet away); Ride of Symon Schermerhoorn (about 500 feet away); Commemorating Massacre (about 500 feet away); Cur Non? (about 600 feet away); Yates House (about 700 feet away); Dutch Church (about 800 feet away); Arendt Van Curler (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Landmarks • Military • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
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