Lake George Historical

Lake George Historical (HM1USR)

Location: Lake George, NY 12845 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 25.355', W 73° 42.774'

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It Was In 1646
Father Isaac Jogues First Glimpsed The
Body of Water He Called
"Lac Du St. Sacrement."

The 32 Mile Long Lake Was Later Renamed In Honor Of King George II of England. Its Natural Beauty Has Caused Many to Term It The "Queen of American Lakes."
Lake George Played A Strategic Role In The French And Indian War And Later In The American Revolution. Fort William Henry, Fort George And Fort Gage At The South, And Fort Ticonderoga At The North Witnessed Numerous Skirmishes Among Armies Led By Generals Such As The British Amherst, Johnson, Abercrombie And Burgoyne; The French Montcalm and Dieskau; And The Americans Ethan Allen And Benedict Arnold.The Lake Has Over 159 Miles Of Shoreline And Is Studded With 179 Islands. It Has a Maximum Width of 3 Miles And Reaches A Depth Of 187 Feet.The Model Of The Lake On The Adjacent Plaza Is At A Scale Of 1 Foot To 1 Mile. The Bronze Arrow Embedded In The Concrete Points To True North.
Placed ByThe Village of Lake George
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Date Added Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 604188 N 4808548
Decimal Degrees43.42258333, -73.71290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 25.355', W 73° 42.774'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 25' 21.3" N, 73° 42' 46.44" W
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Area Code(s)518
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Beach Rd, Lake George NY 12845, US
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