Fort Montgomery in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Welcome to Fort Montgomery
Trails from this parking area lead to two of the fort’s redoubts. The trail that passes beneath the highway will take you to the Fort Montgomery visitor center and Fort Montgomery’s remains where interpretive signs will help you understand the history of the fort and the battle.
Today, Fort Montgomery is an archeological site and a historic ruin.
Erected by Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 41° 19.513′ N, 73° 59.374′ W. Marker is in Fort Montgomery, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on McCoy Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, west of Route 9W. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Round Hill Redoubt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Round Hill Redoubt (about 300 feet away); Enlisted Men’s & Officers’ Barracks (about 500 feet away); The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails (about 600 feet away); Fort Montgomery (about 600 feet away); North Redoubt (about 600 feet away); The Battle Around the Redoubts (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Montgomery.
More about this marker. The top of the marker is a photograph of "A view of the Hudson River from Fort Montgomery."
The middle of the marker features an "Illustration of Forts Clinton and Montgomery by Jack Mead," with the caption "Beginning in early 1776, American soldiers and laborers built two large forts to defend the Hudson River."
The bottom of the marker contains a modern map of the Fort Montgomery area. A closeup of the Fort Montgomery Map is included lower on this page.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This series of markers follow the walking tour of the Fort Montgomery Battlefield.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,056 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.