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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 is the site of the former Fort Oswego, a "stone house of strength," built by the British in 1727 to protect their fur-trading interests on the Great Lakes. Strengthened by the addition of outer walls and blockhouses around 1742, Fort Oswego was nonetheless vulnerable to artillery fire from higher elevations.

In 1755-56 the British built Fort George on the hill west of Fort Oswego and Fort Ontario on the bluff across the harbor. Lightly armed, poorly supplied, and surrounded by hostile Indians, all three forts and their garrisons of around 1700 British and provincial troops, tradesmen, women, and children fell to a larger French army with Canadian and Indian Allies under Major General Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm, in August 1756.
 
Location. 43° 27.703′ N, 76° 30.858′ 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 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
Fort Oswego Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
2. Fort Oswego Marker
An artist's view of Fort Oswego as displayed on the historical marker.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Open Water = Winter Birds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort George (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 image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
3. 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
4. Fort Oswego
An artist's distant view (as displayed on a nearby marker) of what Fort Oswego must have looked like.
Fort Oswego Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
5. Fort Oswego Marker
View of the historical marker on the southwest corner of the intersection, situated next to a "Oswego Harbor Trail" sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 15, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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