Half Way Brook

Half Way Brook (HMC4H)

Location: Queensbury, NY 12804 Warren County
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N 43° 19.767', W 73° 39.75'

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Fort Amherst

— The Seven Mile Post —

So called because midway between Forts Edward and William Henry. From 1755 to 1780 it was the scene of many bloody skirmishes, surprises, and ambushes. Here the French and Indians inflicted two horrible massacres upon the English and Colonials, one in the summer of 1756 and the other in July 1758.

Fort Amherst

A noted military post, was midway between this marker and the brickyard. Its site was known locally as "TheGarrison Grounds". The location was used as a fortified camp in 1757-58. The fort was erected in 1759. It was occupied by the forces of Baron Riedesel in the Burgoyne campaign of 1777. It was burned in 1780 in the Carleton Raid at the time of the "Northern Invasion".

The Seven Mile Post

Was a blockhouse with stockaded inclosure whichoccupied the rise of ground north of the brook and west of the road near the residence of W. H. Parker from 1755 to Revolutionary times. During that period it was one of the most important military halting places in North America.
HM NumberHMC4H
Year Placed1905
Placed ByNew York State Historical Association
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 608433 N 4798269
Decimal Degrees43.32945000, -73.66250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 19.767', W 73° 39.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 19' 46.02" N, 73° 39' 45.00" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28-52 Glenwood Ave, Queensbury NY 12804, US
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