A Military Commander
(Sir William Johnson)
In 1759, he captured Fort Niagara and effected control of the Great Lakes area for the Empire during the years 1755 through 1774. He organized the Provincial Militia Forces for Northern New York into an effectual fighting force. His advice was sought by successive military commanders for the Crown in North America, in dealing with problems on the Frontier.
Erected 1971 by City of Johnstown, Fulton County, New York.
Location. 43° 0.396′ N, 74° 22.397′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Between William & Market Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown NY 12095, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founder of Johnstown (here, next to this marker); Superintendent of Indian Affairs (here, next to this marker); A Colonial (here, next to this marker); Lest We Forget (here, next to this marker); Grave of Sir William Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Historic Johnstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Cady Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, French and Indian •
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