Youngstown in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
La Belle Famille
La Belle Famille
Father Claude Joseph Virot S. J.
Chaplain of the French forces
was killed by the Iroquois
July 24, 1759.
Erected 1941 by Daughters of American Colonists.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists marker series.
Location. 43° 14.489′ N, 79° 3.05′ W. Marker is in Youngstown, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on River Road (New York State Route 18F) south of Swain Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is a large boulder with the text inscribed on the front face of the stone, and the boulder is located on the front yard, near the driveway, of residential property. Marker is at or near this postal address: 924 River Road, Youngstown NY 14174, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named La Belle Famille (a few steps from this marker); Field of La Belle Famille (within shouting distance of this marker); Fox Point Battery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Site of John Young Store La Belle Famille (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Site of El Dorado Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Capture of Fort Niagara (approx. 0.7 miles away in Canada); Betsy Doyle (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Youngstown.
More about this marker. When viewing the historical marker, it is easy to see a significant ravine, running diagonally across the front and south side of the residential property. This is the site of the opening engagement of the battle.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of La Belle-Famille - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. The Battle of La Belle Famille - A Walking Tour. This is a link to information provided by the village of Youngstown, New York. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.