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Encyclopedia > Fort Orange
Fort Orange Archeological Site
(U.S. National Historic Landmark)
Location: Albany, New York
Coordinates: 42°38′41.46″N, 73°45′1.05″W
Built/Founded: 1624
Designated as NHL: November 04, 1993 [1]
Added to NRHP: November 04, 1993 [2]
NRHP Reference#: 93001620
Governing body: State

Fort Orange (Dutch: Fort Oranje or Fort Oranije) was the first permanent Dutch settlement in New Netherland. It was a replacement for Fort Nassau, which had been built in 1614 on a nearby Castle Island in the Hudson River and which served as a trading post until 1617, when it was abandoned due to frequent flooding. Both forts were named in honor of the Dutch House of Orange-Nassau. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... For other uses, see Albany. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... During the 17th century, Dutch traders established trade posts and plantations throughout the Americas; actual colonization, with Dutch settling in the new lands was not as common as with settlements of other European nations. ... Map based on Adriaen Blocks 1614 expedition to New Netherland, featuring the first use of the name. ... Fort Nassau (North) was a Dutch fort constructed on an island in the Hudson River near present day Albany in 1614. ... Events April 5 - In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe. ... Events Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ahmed I (1603-1617) to Mustafa I (1617-1623). ... The House of Orange-Nassau (in Dutch: Huis van Oranje-Nassau), a branch of the German House of Nassau, has played a central role in the political life of the Netherlands - and at times in Europe - since William I of Orange (also known as William the Silent and Father of...


Fort Orange was a small wooden structure, erected in 1624 by the Dutch West India Company as a fur trading post on the west bank of the Hudson River, just south of where the city of Albany now stands. It became the company's official outpost in the upper Hudson Valley, similar to the company's many other headquarters throughout their worldwide trading empire. Events January 24 - Alfonso Mendez, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa. ... Dutch West India Company (Dutch: West-Indische Compagnie or WIC) was a company of Dutch merchants. ... A trading post is a place where trading of goods takes place. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... For other uses, see Albany. ... For the magazine, see Hudson Valley (magazine). ...


In 1664, when the English took control of New Netherland, Fort Orange was renamed Fort Albany. When the stockade was rebuilt on State Street hill in 1676, it was renamed Fort Frederick. Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of England. ... Fort Albany may refer to: Fort Albany, Ontario in Canada a fort established by the British on the current site of Albany, New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Events January 29 - Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia First measurement of the speed of light, by Ole Rømer Bacons Rebellion Russo-Turkish Wars commence. ... Fort Frederick State Park is a Maryland state park surrounding the restored Fort Frederick, a fort from the French and Indian War. ...


The site of the fort was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993.[1],[3],[4] This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Fort Orange Archeological Site. National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service (2007-09-12).
  2. ^ National Register Information System. National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service (2007-01-23).
  3. ^ ["Fort Orange Archeological Site", by Paul R. Huey and Robert S. GrumetPDF (1600 KB) National Historic Landmark Nomination]. National Park Service (1993-05-05).
  4. ^ [Fort Orange Archeological Site--Accompanying photos of artifactsPDF (199 KB) National Register of Historic Places Inventory]. National Park Service (1993-05-05).

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Albany Section - Fort Orange (572 words)
Fort Orange was located five miles south of the confluence of the Mohawk River Valley and the Hudson River, at a spot where Indians would bring furs along an overland pass, thus avoiding the Cohoes Falls to the north.
The handful of soldiers and traders located at Fort Orange were thus at the most vital nexus in the Dutch colony, the place at which the choicest product of the American wilderness-the beaver pelt-was transferred to European markets.
Fort Orange suffered a setback in 1626, when a Mohawk party attacked the fort's commander, Daniel Van Crieckenbeek, and a group of his soldiers in nearby woods, killing Van Crieckenbeek and three of his men.
Fort Orange (688 words)
Fort Orange is the name given to the fur trading post erected in 1624 on the west bank of the Hudson just south of the future site of Albany.
The Company staffed the "fort" with employees to conduct business, kept a small detachment of soldiers to protect the outpost and maintain order, and sponsored a number of farmers to provide food and other necessities.
During the eighteenth century it was shown on contemporary maps and labeled "ruins of an Old Fort." By 1769, traveller Richard Smith observed that there was "nothing to be seen of Fort Orange.
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