Fort Klock

Fort Klock (HM29KT)

Location: Saint Johnsville, NY 13452 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 59.145', W 74° 38.901'

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Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

Fort Klock was built as a fortified farmhouse in 1750, during the unsettled times of the French & Indian Wars. The two-foot-thick limestone walls have loopholes on every side so people inside can defend themselves. A small spring in the cellar could provide water.

During the American Revolution, the house again served as a refuge for local families when enemy raiders swept through the valley, burning crops and farms. In October 1780 British troops under Sir John Johnson fired on the house, but the heaviest action occurred west of here in a field belonging to a Klock relative.

Today the site is a National Historic Landmark open as a museum with a full schedule of historical reenactments, craft fairs, and educational programs.
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HM NumberHM29KT
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Date Added Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 528669 N 4759292
Decimal Degrees42.98575000, -74.64835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 59.145', W 74° 38.901'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 59' 8.7000000000002" N, 74° 38' 54.06" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7214 NY-5, Saint Johnsville NY 13452, US
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