Fort Johnstown, New York in the late 1700’s
LOCAL REENACTMENT TEAM FROM HENRY COUNTY GEORGIA PRESENTS THE FORT JOHNSTOWN ENTANGLEMENT
The British Make Known Their Position.
THERE WAS GUN CONTROL IN 1776
Patriots from Henry County Georgia gathered to celebrate the fourth of July weekend. Some watched others participated in the reenactment of the struggles settlers faced under the Colonial King. According to event promoter John Gilbert, “the event reminds us of the original intentions of our founders and how gun control in 1776 challenged the lifestyles of Johnstown’s citizens.”
Fort Johnstown’s heyday was between 1772 and 1776. A fortified stone jail that was palisaded with blockhouses at the diagonal corners, serving as frontier jail and military prison during the American Revolution. From downtown Johnstown and Route 30A north, turn west onto East Main Street, a.k.a. Routes 29 and 67, north onto North William Street, or Route 29, and then a right on Hall Avenue.