Lake George

Lake George (HMBV5)

Location: Lake George, NY 12845 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 25.7', W 73° 43.333'

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Historic New York

The natural route by water and portage between the St. Lawrence River and the Hudson River traversed Lake George. Christened Lac du Saint Sacrement in 1646 by the Jesuit missionary, Isaac Jogues, it was renamed in 1755 by Sir William Johnson to honor King George II.

Above the outlet of Lake George, over-looking Lake Champlain, the French in 1755 built Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga), which became a military objective during the colonial conflicts between the English and the French. Fort William Henry, built at the southern end of Lake George to check the French, was destroyed by French and Indians in 1757. In 1758 General James Abercromby led a large force northward to attack the French at Ticonderoga and was repulsed, but General Jeffery Amherst was successful the following year. With the outbreak of the American Revolution, Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga. Abandoned in 1777 to General John Burgoyne's invading army, it remained in British hands until 1782.

From earliest times, the singular beauty of this forest-bound lake has charmed visitors. Sportsmen, artists, and nature-lovers have been drawn to its shores. Boating and fishing have made it a popular recreation area. State-owned campsites and beaches today preserve some of its pristine charm.
HM NumberHMBV5
Series This marker is part of the New York: Historic New York series
Year Placed1966
Placed ByEducation Department, State of New York 1966, Department of Public Works
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 603424 N 4809175
Decimal Degrees43.42833333, -73.72221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 25.7', W 73° 43.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 25' 42.00" N, 73° 43' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Adirondack Northway, Lake George NY 12845, US
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