Our editors will review what you submitted and determine if they should review the article. Crown Point, City (Borough), Essex County, Northeastern New York, USA In the US, Putnam Creek, named after U.S. Revolutionary War general Israel Putnam, crosses the city, which includes the villages of Crown Point, Crown Point Center and Ironville. In 1609, the French explorer Samuel de Champlain fought there against the Indians of the Iroquois Confederacy and began enmity between the Iroquois and the French.
Later, Dutch and English merchants traveled around the area. In 1731, the French built a stone fort (Fort-Saint-Frédéric) on the peninsula, which they named Point à la Couronne (Crown Point). Despite the English colonial expeditions sent against it, Crown Point remained in French hands until 1759, when it was occupied by forces commanded by Sir Jeffrey (later Lord) Amherst. Construction began near Fort-Saint-Frédéric of a larger fort, which was garrisoned but never finished.
At the outbreak of the American Revolution, the fort was captured by Colonel Seth Warner and a force of Green Mountain Boys. It remained in American hands except for a brief period in 1777, when it was occupied by a detachment of the invading British Army of General John Burgoyne. The ruined forts now constitute a state historic site. The Champlain Memorial Lighthouse (1911—1) is located 12 km (7.5 miles) northeast of the city.
Several features make Crown Point a bustling city and one of the best places to live in northwestern Indiana. Crown Point is the county seat of Lake County, Indiana. Crown Point, Indiana, has a population of 30,488 and is centrally located in a county with more than 400,000 residents. Crown Point, Indiana, is just 20 miles from Chicago's South Side and 30 miles from The Loop.
There are many restaurants in Crown Point, Indiana, including corporate chains and locally owned restaurants. On October 31, 1834, Solon Robinson and his family became the first settlers of an area that would later become Crown Point. Crown Point residents can use the South Shore line, which is a commuter train line that makes daily stops in northwestern Indiana, the south side of Chicago and the Chicago circuit. Collins Park, Saverman Woods Park, Thomas Street Park, Wells Street Park, Kaiser Park and Jerry Ross Park are all parks in Crown Point.
Residents of Crown Point will need a car because there are no real public transportation options in Crown Point. Because Crown Point did not have a waiting period for marriage licenses, the city became a popular place for couples to get married; it became known as Marriage Mill. In addition, the City of Collins Park hosts several recreational events and programs, such as the Lake County Fair, the annual Corn Roast festivals, Taste of Crown Point, and many more. Crown Point has a Special Events Department that oversees many events organized by the city to keep the city's residents active and enjoy their wonderful city.
The Crown Point Community School Corporation serves Crown Point residents who live in Center Township. On October 31, 1834, Solon Robinson and his family became the first settlers to claim the area that would eventually become Crown Point. The Chicago to Columbus line of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Jersey to Chicago line of Erie Lackawanna served Crown Point and had shuttle service to and from Chicago. Residents of Crown Point can also access many other nearby towns and cities or Chicago using the many highways that cross or near Crown Point, including the U.