Site of Fort Oswego - French and Indian War - Oswego, NY USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 43° 27.702 W 076° 30.851
18T E 377508 N 4813201
Quick Description: Marker relating the history of Fort Oswego, sacked during the French and Indian War in 1756.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2015 8:38:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMN87K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker indicating the site of the former Fort Oswego. The fort was built in 1727, and along with neighbouring Fort George, was sacked and burned by the French and Indians in 1756.

Marker is affixed to a large boulder. There is a modern interpretive plaque located nearby.

Marker text reads:

This tablet marks the site of
Fort Oswego, sometimes called Fort
Burnet, Chouaguen, or Pepperrell
built in 1727 by Gov Burnet
strengthened and enlarged in 1755
by Gen Shirley. Garrisoned by 1700
Royal and Colonial troops,
captured and destroyed on
August 14, 1756 by 5,000
French and Indians.

Erected by the Society of Colonial Wars in
the state of New York MDCCCXCVIII
War: French and Indian War

Is it permanently accessible to the public?: yes

Is it necessary to pay a fee to gain access to the place?: no

Year of the memorial or monument: 1898

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