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Est. by Robt. Platt ca. 1820
This busy Lake Champlain port
was an important transportation
hub for both people and goods
during the 1800's.
Robt. Platt, Mem. NYS Assembly 1814-15, built this home in 1809 on 700 acres given by his father, Zephaniah, founder of Plattsburgh.
First burials were in 1810. Cemetery ground donated by Henry and Abigail Gilliland to the Port Gilliland community in 1848.
2000 acres settled in 1766 by William Gilliland (1734-1796) first named Janesborough, later Port Gilliland. A port for lake shipped goods c. 1820-1900.
Erected in 1809 by Alfred Keith. First on Lake Champlain in northern NY State. Operated by Keith 1809-1822, Jacob Sax 1822 until destroyed by the flood of 1830.
Site of first home raised by a European settler in the Town of Plattsburgh and Clinton County. Erected September 10-13, 1766 by William Gilliland (1734-1796).
Erected c. 1820 by Jacob Sax. Sax family home c. 1820-1832, William Gilliland III (1812-1886) family 1845-1880, Day family 1881-1958.
11 October 1776. Across this strait a small colonial fleet fought the British to a standstill causing a 3 day running conflict that delayed the British advance to divide the colonies. This action allowed time for the Americans to rebuild their for…
Near Site of David Mayo's sail ferry, 1805. Crossed Lake Champlain from the foot of Champlain St. to Windmill Point, Alburgh, VT.
Caldwell Mine Site—1841. Supplied ore to forges along river & to Standish. Bowen-Williams operated 1863. 1871—A. Williams & C.O.&I.