Crown Point

Geographic position

44.0057° N, 73.4280° W


General note

Crown Point is a fort on the narrows of Lake Champlain, on the border between modern New York State and Vermont. The British and French both claimed Crown Point in their bid to colonize North America. In 1759 the British ousted the French from the fort, which became a key site for the British conquest of Canada. It is now a historic site run by the State of New York. Wheelock informs George Whitefield that two of his associates, Pomeroy and Brainerd, who are chaplains in the British army stationed at Crown Point, are helping him to recruit Mohawk boys from the vicinity for his Indian Charity School.