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

Smyth House

 
 
Smyth House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Smyth House Marker
Inscription.
Erected by Patrick Smyth about 1767
of timber taken from Fort Edward.

The first tavern and scene of the
first court in Charlotte County.

Headquarters of Schuyler – Arnold –
Burgoyne – Stark – 1777.

Oldest house in Washington County

Erected by the state of New York 1928

 
Erected 1928 by State of New York.
 
Location. 43° 15.701′ N, 73° 34.808′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on Broadway (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Broadway, 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 House Museum (a few steps from this marker); The Patt Smyth House (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Moat (approx. mile away); Old Fort Edward (approx. mile away); Fort Edward (approx. mile away); Northeast Bastion (approx. mile away); The Island (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Edward.
 
Also see . . .  Old Fort House Museum. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker at the Smyth House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker at the Smyth House

 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Smyth House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Smyth House
The Smyth House was constructed by Patrick Smyth in 1772 with timbers taken from the ruins of Fort Edward, a French and Indian War fortification. Smyth was arrested at the house in 1777 by General Benedict Arnold for being a loyalist to the British Crown. During the Revolutionary War, the house was used by both British and American troops as headquarters.
1840 Toll House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. 1840 Toll House
This 1840 Tollhouse, found next to the Smyth House, was originally located at the southern end of the Fort Edward road which carries travelers from Fort Edward to South Glens Falls.
 
 
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 1,267 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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