Fort Covington in Franklin County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Location. 44° 59.304′ N, 74° 29.74′ 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 a small public green space at the west end of the NY 37 bridge over the Salmon River. 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. This Memorial is Dedicated by the Town of Ft. Covington (here, next to this marker); Fort Covington, New York (within shouting distance of this marker); On This Building Site was Headquarters of General Jacob Brown (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); War of 1812 On This Site was Built in 1812 a Blockhouse (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named War of 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); To The Memory of Westville Soldiers (approx. 4.3 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served Our Country (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Covington.
Regarding Fort Covington. Brigadier General Covington was evacuated after the Battle of Crysler's Farm to French Mills where he died on November 14, 1813. Brigadier General James Wilkinson named the blockhouse at French Mills "Fort Covington," which became the name for French Mills in 1817. The town is also named Fort Covington. 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 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Leonard Covington - Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress (Submitted on November 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Battle of Crysler's Farm - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 •
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