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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
On this site, a former
hotel, was held the funeral of
Brig. Gen'l. Leonard
Covington, a casualty of the
Battle of Chrysler's Field.

 
Erected 1975 by Fort Covington Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 44° 59.454′ N, 74° 29.806′ W. Marker is in Fort Covington, New York, in Franklin County. Marker is on Center Street 0.2 miles west of Water Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the west end of the Center Street bridge over the Salmon River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Center Street, 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. On This Site was Built in 1812 a Blockhouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); On This Building Site was Headquarters of General Jacob Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Covington, New York (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Memorial is Dedicated by the Town of Ft. Covington (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Covington (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different
Westward on Center Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
2. Westward on Center Street
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.
 
Regarding War of 1812. Fort Covington, a blockhouse, was named in honor of Brigadier General Leonard Covington by Brigadier General James Wilkinson. The name was adopted by the settlement and town. Prior to 1817, Fort Covington was known as French Mills. General Covington and soldiers retreated from Crysler's farm in Canada to French Mills where the general died of his wounds on November 14, 1813. Reference: Everest, Allan S.,"The War of 1812 in the Champlain Valley," Syracuse University Press, 1981.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Leonard Covington birthplace and Battle of Crysler's Farm 1813 markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Leonard Covington - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Leonard Covington - Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Eastward on Center Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
3. Eastward on Center Street
Water Street intersects at the east end of this bridge over the Salmon River.

3. Battle of Crysler's Farm - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. French Mills Frenchs Mills French's Mills Chrysler's Farm Chryslers Farm Chrysler's Field Crysler's Farm Cryslers Farm Crysler's Field Cryslers Farm
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Northward View from Center Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
4. Northward View from Center Street Bridge
The bridge over the Salmon River in this view carries CSX Railroad tracks; part of the present CSX route between the areas of Syracuse, NY and Montreal. The flags above and beyond the CSX bridge do not mark the border crossing, however they are on Dundee Road which leads to the border crossing: Fort Covington, NY/Dundee, Quebec.
Cover of Niles' Register, Volume V, September 4, 1813 - February 26, 1814 image. Click for full size.
By Ralph Eshelman
5. Cover of Niles' Register, Volume V, September 4, 1813 - February 26, 1814
Portrait of Leonard Covington image. Click for full size.
By Ralph Eshelman, May 11, 2006
6. Portrait of Leonard Covington
From Niles' Register, Volume V, September 4, 1813 - February 26, 1814
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on December 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   5, 6. submitted on November 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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