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By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
Battle of Wilton Marker
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Battle of Wilton
On Parkhurst Road near Greenfield Road, on the right when traveling south.
February 17, 1693 British forces of 250 Whites & 290 Indians engaged French & Indian forces of “800 or 700” men. — Map (db m58024) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Dr. Orra Phelps
On Parkhurst Road, on the left when traveling south.
1895 – 1986 Dr. Phelps served the school system and the Navy and Veterans Hospital. Botanist, ADK 46er, Author, Naturalist and Teacher. George E. Pataki, GovernorMap (db m58032) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Emersonís Tavern
On Ballard Road (County Route 33) at North Road, on the right when traveling west on Ballard Road.
1790 – 1981 Site of the first Town of Wilton meeting held Mar. 1819. First supervisor elected was Dudley Emerson. Gen. Lafayette stayed here. — Map (db m58030) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Glen Mitchell
On U.S. 9, on the right when traveling south.
Site of hotel built in 1870 by Caleb Mitchell. Reopened by Redemptorists in 1886 as St. Clements College until relocating circa 1920. — Map (db m130055) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Grant Cottage
On Saratoga Road (U.S. 9) at Ballard Road (County Route 33), on the right when traveling north on Saratoga Road.
Approaching road on left to house on Mount McGregor where Ulysses S. Grant died July 23, 1885 — Map (db m56856) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Grant Cottage
On Saratoga Road (U.S. 9) at Corinth Mountain Road (County Route 101), on the right when traveling south on Saratoga Road.
Entrance to cottage on Mount McGregor. Splendid panorama known as “Grantís Last View”. — Map (db m56858) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Grant Cottage
On Mount McGregor Road at Mountain Lane, on the left when traveling north on Mount McGregor Road.
Entrance to cottage on Mount McGregor. Splendid panorama known as “Grantís Last View”. — Map (db m56860) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Grant Cottage
On Mount McGregor Road, on the right when traveling north.
Approaching road to house on Mount McGregor where Ulysses S. Grant died July 23, 1885 — Map (db m56861) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Grantís Last Trip to the Eastern Outlook
Near Mt. McGregor Road, on the right when traveling north.
On July 20, 1885, three days before his death, General Grant, unable to speak, passed a note to his doctor requesting to be taken to the Eastern Outlook. Because of his weakened state, Grant was carried there in his bath chair by his son, Colonel . . . — Map (db m56914) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Grantís Last View of the Valley
Near Mt. McGregor Road, on the right when traveling north.
This stone marks the spot where General U. S. Grant had his last view of the valley July 20, 1885 — Map (db m56849) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — The Hotel and Ulysses S. Grant at Mt. McGregor
Near Mt. McGregor Road, on the right when traveling north.
Mt. McGregor developed as a resort after a road and a small hotel (now Grant Cottage) were built by Duncan McGregor in the 1870s. A group of investors recognized the siteís potential and, in 1882, built a railroad line here from Saratoga Springs. . . . — Map (db m56921) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Ulysses S. Grant
On Mt. McGregor Road, on the left when traveling north.
Lived here during his last days June 16 to July 23, 1885 and completed his personal memoirs. → — Map (db m56847) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Wilton — Ulysses S. Grant Died
On Mt. McGregor Road, on the left when traveling north.
“Lest we forget” At this cottage on July 23rd, 1885 Died Ulysses S. Grant General U.S.A. 1866 – 1969 President U.S., 1869 – 1877 “Let us have peace” ---------- Erected by New York Division Sons of Veterans ē . . . — Map (db m77376) HM

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