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Madison Barracks was a military installation established in 1813[2] or 1815[3] at Sackets Harbor that was built for occupation by 600 U.S. troops, a few years after the War of 1812. It was named for James Madison who had just completed his presidency in 1817. Construction began under the name Fort Pike.[3] The facility is a National Historic Landmark and a historic district located at in Jefferson County, New York. The district includes 86 contributing buildings and two contributing structures. It includes the stone hospital, bakery, several warehouses known as "Stone Row," a stone water tower, and a series of brick buildings constructed in the 1890s as officers quarters, barracks, mess hall, and weapons storage and repair building.[4]

Madison Barracks
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Madison Barracks is located in New York
Madison Barracks
Madison Barracks is located in the United States
Madison Barracks
LocationMilitary Rd., Sackets Harbor, New York
Coordinates43°57′10″N 76°6′35″W / 43.95278°N 76.10972°W / 43.95278; -76.10972Coordinates: 43°57′10″N 76°6′35″W / 43.95278°N 76.10972°W / 43.95278; -76.10972
Area113 acres (46 ha)
Built1816
ArchitectSmith, William
NRHP reference #74001246[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 21, 1974

Madison Barracks was the U.S. Army's primary post in upstate New York until Pine Camp (later renamed Fort Drum) was opened in 1908. Madison Barracks remained an active military installation through the end of World War II, to 1947.[3]

The grounds and remaining buildings of Madison Barracks are now part of a combined residential and business development.[5]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

Military Cemetery at Sackets HarborEdit

Military Cemetery at Sackets Harbor or Military Cemetery is located south of the barracks at Dodge Avenue and Spencer Drive since 1909. It is the resting place for Zebulon Pike.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^   "Madison Barracks" . New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
  3. ^ a b c "Madison Barracks". FortWiki. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  4. ^ Cornelia E. Brooke (September 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Madison Barracks". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-12-10. See also: "Accompanying 14 photos".
  5. ^ "Welcome to Madison Barracks". Madison Barracks. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  6. ^ http://www.adirondackscenicbyways.org/resource/military-cemetery-at-sackets-harbor.html