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Fort Edward in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Fort Edward

 
 
Old Fort Edward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Old Fort Edward Marker
Inscription.
This boulder
marks the site of
Old Fort Edward
1755 – 1780

Erected by the
Jane McCrea Chapter
Daughters of
the American Revolution
1914

 
Erected 1914 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Jane McCrea Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 15.84′ N, 73° 35.045′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on Old Fort Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Edward NY 12828, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Moat (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Edward (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Northeast Bastion (about 400 feet away); Rogers Island (about 700 feet away); Progenitors of Independence (about 700 feet away); Major Robert Rogers (about 700 feet away); Gen. Washington (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Edward.
 
Also see . . .  The History of Fort Edward. The
Marker on Old Fort Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker on Old Fort Street
Fort Edward was built in 1755 in a wilderness area that the Indians called the "Great Carrying Place" due to the fact that they had to carry their canoes overland from the Hudson River to Lake Champlain.
Town of Fort Edward website. (Submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMilitaryWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old Moat of Fort Edward image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Old Moat of Fort Edward
This is the remains of the old moat that was part of the outworks of Fort Edward. They are found just east of the marker.
Northeast Bastion of Fort Edward image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Northeast Bastion of Fort Edward
On this site was the Northeast Bastion of Fort Edward, part of the outworks. It is located about a block north of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,439 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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