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Oswego in Oswego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Oswego

 
 
Fort Oswego Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
1. Fort Oswego Marker
Inscription.
This tablet
marks the site of Fort
Oswego sometimes called Fort
Burnet, Chouaguen, or Pepperrell.
Built in 1727 by Governor Burnet,
strengthened and enlarged in 1755
by General Shirley - garrisoned by 1700
royal and colonial troops,
captured and destroyed on August
14, 1756 by 5000 French
and Indians.

 
Erected 1898 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York.
 
Location. 43° 27.699′ N, 76° 30.857′ W. Marker is in Oswego, New York, in Oswego County. Marker is at the intersection of West 1st Street and Lake Street, on the left when traveling north on West 1st Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is a plaque, affixed to a large boulder, situated within a small iron fenced in area, on the west side of the Oswego River, near the lake front. Marker is in this post office area: Oswego NY 13126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Oswego (here, next to this marker); Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort George (approx. 0.3 miles away); Open Water = Winter Birds
Fort Oswego Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
2. Fort Oswego Marker
View of the historical marker looking north.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Wreck of the David W. Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oswego West Side Forts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Ontario (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prideaux's Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oswego.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Oswego. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 15, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of Fort Oswego (1756). This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 15, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Fort Oswego Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
3. Fort Oswego Marker
View of historical marker looking west.
Fort Oswego Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
4. Fort Oswego Marker
Distant view, looking north, of the historical marker situated on the southwest corner of the intersection.
Fort Oswego image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
5. Fort Oswego
An artist's overhead view (as displayed on a nearby marker) of what Fort Oswego must have looked like.
Fort Oswego image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
6. Fort Oswego
An artist's distant view (as displayed on a nearby marker) of what Fort Oswego must have looked like.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 15, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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