LA BELLE FAMILLE

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Site
Location
Intersection of Water and Main St., Youngstown, NY
Lat/Long
42.250703, -79.049982
Grant Recipient
Old Fort Niagara
Historic Marker

LA BELLE FAMILLE

Inscription

LA BELLE FAMILLE
AT THIS BATTLE BRITISH TROOPS
AND NATIVE ALLIES DEFEATED
FRENCH FORCES SEALING
FT. NIAGARA'S SURRENDER
JULY 24, 1759
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2016

The battle of La Belle Famille decided the fate of Fort Niagara.  It was the first of three conflicts in 1759 between the French and British empires, effectively ending the French and Indian War.