Fort Craven (2)

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Fort Craven (2) (1756-1756) - A colonial French & Indian War Fort established in 1756 in Rome, Oneida County, New York. Named Fort Craven after Mayor Charles Craven. Abandoned in 1756. Also known as Fort Pentagon.

History of Fort Craven

Established in 1756 to replace the destroyed Fort Bull but not completed before it was ordered destroyed on 31 Aug 1756. The destruction of the fort (and all the forts in Rome) was ordered by Brigadier General Daniel Web after a large French force under General Montcalm captured Fort Oswego, Fort Ontario and Fort George on 14 Aug 1756. At the time of its destruction, three of its five bastions were completed.

Current Status

No remains, marker only. Marker appears to be missing.


Location: Rome, Oneida County, New York. Note the gps coordinates given do not appear to match the physical location given and the physical location does not match the current street configuration. The physical location is given as Whitesboro Street between Bouck and Mill streets. The map point is the supposed location of a marker.

Maps & Images

Lat: 43.20928 Long: -75.46744

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