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Fort Covington in Franklin County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

War of 1812

 
 
War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
1. War of 1812 Marker
Inscription.
War of 1812
Site of winter quarters of
General Wilkinson's Army
after defeat at Chrysler's
Field in War of 1812.

 
Erected 1975 by Fort Covington Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 44° 59.278′ N, 74° 29.853′ W. Marker is in Fort Covington, New York, in Franklin County. Marker is on Chateaugay Street (New York State Route 37) 0.1 miles east of County Route 42, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Covington NY 12937, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Covington (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Memorial is Dedicated by the Town of Ft. Covington (about 500 feet away); Fort Covington, New York (about 600 feet away); On This Site was Built in 1812 a Blockhouse (about 700 feet away); On This Building Site was Headquarters of General Jacob Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named War of 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); To The Memory of Westville Soldiers (approx. 4.4 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served Our Country (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Covington.
 
More about this marker.
Eastward on NY 37 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
2. Eastward on NY 37
Fort Covington was known as French Mills until 1817, when it took the name of Brigadier General Leonard Covington, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Crysler's Farm, and died three days later at French Mills.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Battle of Crysler's Farm 1813
 
Also see . . .
1. James Wilkinson - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Battle of Crysler's Farm - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. French Mills, French's Mills, French's Mill, French Mill, Frenchs Mill, Frenchs Mills, Fort Covington, General Covington, Cryslers Farm, Crysler's Field, Chrysler's Farm, Chrysler's Field
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Eastward on NY 37 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
3. Eastward on NY 37
War of 1812 Marker - Site of Winter Quarters image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
4. War of 1812 Marker - Site of Winter Quarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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