First Blockhouse and Government CenterIn 1789, four years after settling in Plattsburgh, residents built a block house forprotection against the British - only miles away on Point au Fer on Lake Champlain.Though no British or Indian raids initially materialized, the structureserved many uses. It was the first courthouse and jail for the ClintonCounty Government - formed in 1788. It was also the first area school.The British burned the blockhouse during a raid in 1813 - along with thebarracks at Pikes Cantonment, some four miles up the Saranac River.
|Placed By||Trail Underwriter ZURN - NEPCO|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 623069 N 4951145|
|Decimal Degrees||44.70311667, -73.44651667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 42.187', W 73° 26.791'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 42' 11.22" N, 73° 26' 47.46" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 59 Cumberland Ave, Plattsburgh NY 12901, US|
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