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Fort Montgomery in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome to Fort Montgomery

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
1. Welcome to Fort Montgomery Marker
Inscription. You are standing near the western end of Fort Montgomery: a Revolutionary War fort built to defend the Hudson Highlands and protect American control of the Hudson River. On October 6, 1777, the British captured Fort Montgomery and destroyed it in the days that followed.

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. Touch for map. Marker is in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, west of Route 9W. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Montgomery NY 10922, United States of America.
 
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
Marker in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
2. Marker in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
The marker is in a section of Fort Montgomery State Historic Park located west of Route 9W.
(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 Map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. Fort Montgomery Map
The map from the marker shows the present day layout of Fort Montgomery.
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.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
4. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
This site preserves the site of the Revolutionary War Fort. It contains actual foundations of the fort's buildings and remains of earthworks.
National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
5. National Historic Landmark
Fort Montgomery has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark, 1973. This marker is located at the Visitor Center.
Fort Montgomery Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
6. Fort Montgomery Visitor Center
Archeological artifacts recovered from Forts Montgomery and Clinton during the 20th century are on display in the Visitor Center.
 
 
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 1,024 times since then and 33 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.
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