Heritage Trail

Heritage Trail (HMVDB)

Location: Plattsburgh, NY 12901 Clinton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 42.187', W 73° 26.791'

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First Blockhouse and Government Center

In 1789, four years after settling in Plattsburgh, residents built a block house forprotection against the British - only miles away on Point au Fer on Lake Champlain.Though no British or Indian raids initially materialized, the structureserved many uses. It was the first courthouse and jail for the ClintonCounty Government - formed in 1788. It was also the first area school.The British burned the blockhouse during a raid in 1813 - along with thebarracks at Pikes Cantonment, some four miles up the Saranac River.
Placed ByTrail Underwriter ZURN - NEPCO
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 623069 N 4951145
Decimal Degrees44.70311667, -73.44651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 42.187', W 73° 26.791'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 42' 11.22" N, 73° 26' 47.46" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 59 Cumberland Ave, Plattsburgh NY 12901, US
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