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

Fort Ontario State Historic Site

 
 
Fort Ontario State Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
1. Fort Ontario State Historic Site Marker
Inscription.
The British fort was the base for Loyalist-
Native American raids throughout
New York and the starting point of
General St. Legerís aborted 1777 invasion.

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Location. 43° 28.098′ N, 76° 30.424′ W. Marker is in Oswego, New York, in Oswego County. Marker is on E 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located near the Fort Ontario Cemetery. 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. British Invasion (here, next to this marker); Holocaust Survivors (within shouting distance of this marker); 12 Unknown Revolutionary Soldiers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Post Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Revolutionary War Patriots Monument (about 300 feet away); Those Buried At Fort Ontario (about 300 feet away); From the Hearth of America Come the Heart of America (about 400 feet away); Fort Ontario (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oswego.
 
More about this marker. The marker features a map of New York State with Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites indicated.
Fort Ontario State Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
2. Fort Ontario State Historic Site Marker
It has a caption of “The Revolutionary War Heritage Trail links historic sites that tell the story of New Yorkís decisive role in Americaís fight for independence.”
 
Also see . . .  Historic Fort Ontario. Friends of Fort Ontario website. (Submitted on July 31, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Lake Ontario image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
3. Marker on Lake Ontario
During the Revolutionary War, Gen. Barry St. Leger left Fort Ontario with a contingent of British regulars, Loyalists and Native Americans on a march to capture Albany. They were stopped at Fort Stanwix.
Marker at Fort Ontario State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
4. Marker at Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Fort Ontario can be seen behind the marker.
Fort Ontario image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
5. Fort Ontario
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 31, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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