Fort la Présentation

Fort la Présentation (HM1FLV)

Location: Ogdensburg, NY 13669 St. Lawrence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 41.667', W 75° 30.073'

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Outpost on the Oswegatchie

This monument marks the site of

Fort la Présentation

erected in 1749 by

Abbé Fran├žois Picquet

for the protection of his mission among

the Indians of the Five Nations.

The fort was occupied in 1760 by the British and evacuated by them June 1st, 1796 under the provisions of the Jay Treaty

It was the first building erected where now stands the city of Ogdensburg


1749 - 1969

The Abbe Francois Picquet Monument

on the site of Fort la Presentation

erected in 1749 which is now known as

the city of Ogdensburg is herewith

re-dedicated in year 1969 in honor of

Father Francois Picquet,

the founder of the community.


The Abbé Picquet monument was re-dedicated July 18, 2009 following the return of the obelisk to Lighthouse Point from Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church. The Fort la Présentation Assocation Board of Directors undertook the project with the cooperation of the City of Ogdensburg, Notre Dame Parish and the Swe-Kat-Si Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Financial support came from the Sweet Grass Foundation and a David Dickinson Sponsorship from New York State's French and Indian War 250th Anniversary Commemoration Commission.
Year Placed1899
Placed ByMany local public/private citizens/organizations; rededicated 1969 & 2011
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 460287 N 4949130
Decimal Degrees44.69445000, -75.50121667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 41.667', W 75° 30.073'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 41' 40.0200" N, 75° 30' 4.3800" W
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Area Code(s)315
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NY-68, Ogdensburg NY 13669, US
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