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

Old Moat

 
 
Old Moat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Old Moat Marker
Inscription.
Remains of
Old Moat
part of outworks
Fort Edward
1755

 
Erected 1927 by New York State.
 
Location. 43° 15.843′ N, 73° 35.01′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on Old Fort Street, on the right 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. Old Fort Edward (within shouting distance of this marker); The Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Edward (about 300 feet away); Northeast Bastion (about 300 feet away); Rogers Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); Progenitors of Independence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major Robert Rogers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Edward.
 
Also see . . .  The History of Fort Edward. The Town of Fort Edward website. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNotable PlacesWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Fort Edward image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker in Fort Edward
Old Moat and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Old Moat and Marker
The moat of Fort Edward can be seen more clearly in this photo, looking out from the site of the fort.
Old Moat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Old Moat
Not much physical evidence remains of Fort Edward today, but traces of the moat of the fort built over 250 years ago are still visible today.
Site of Fort Edward image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Site of Fort Edward
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. The site of the fort is just west of the Old Moat marker.
Site of Fort Edward's North East Bastion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
6. Site of Fort Edward's North East Bastion
On this site was the Northeast Bastion of of the 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 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,233 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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