Site of Queen's Fort

Site of Queen's Fort (HMLPY)

Location: Schenectady, NY 12305 Schenectady County
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N 42° 49.098', W 73° 56.746'

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Built in 1705, as a triple stockade. Rebuilt in 1735, on heavy hewn timbers set on stone wall ten feet high. Fort was one hundred feet square, with blockhouse at each corner, twenty four feet square and twenty feet high. Was capable of holding three hundred men. Entered by a large swinging gate, raised like a drawbridge. Six cannon commanded the approaches from all sides. One square within, was used as a parade and drill ground. Taken down during the revolutionary war and timbers used in frame of soldier's barrack, at corner of Union and Lafayette Streets.
Tablet erected by Common Council on Centennial Anniversary of incorporation of City

March 26, 1898.
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed1898
Placed BySchenectady Common Council
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586181 N 4741176
Decimal Degrees42.81830000, -73.94576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 49.098', W 73° 56.746'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 49' 5.88" N, 73° 56' 44.76" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38 N Ferry St, Schenectady NY 12305, US
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