The Colonial and Revolutionary PeriodsThe area on the Hudson River which is now known as Fort Edward was once positioned between the British Colonies to the south, and the colonies of New France to the north. In the mid-eighteenth century, tensions between the British and French were escalating and soon after the battle of Lake George in 1755, the British began their construction of Fort Edward and Fort William Henry. Fort Edward was named for the Duke of York and Albany, Edward Augustus, brother to King George III. Fort Edward and Fort William Henry, as well as smaller fortifications in the area, not only protected the portage routes to Lake George and Lake Champlain, but also protected the settlements further south on the river.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 8:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 614645 N 4791221|
|Decimal Degrees||43.26508333, -73.58736667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 15.905', W 73° 35.242'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 15' 54.3" N, 73° 35' 14.52" W|
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