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Fort Orange Archeological Site

Albany, New York
County of Albany.
National Register Number: 93001620
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification.
Congressional District: NY-21 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 4, 1993):
These are the remains of Fort Orange, a small, half-acre, fortified, wooden palisades-walled, earthwork military post occupied by Dutch garrisons 1624-1664 and 1673-1674, and by British troops from 1674-1676. Dutch West India Company employees built Fort Orange on a narrow, flat alluvial plain along the western shore of the Hudson River, then as now the largest navigable waterway penetrating the mountain barrier separating the Atlantic Coast from the continent's interior.


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