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West Point

West Point is a fort on the west bank of the Hudson river, approximately 50 miles north of New York City. It is the location of the United States Military Academy. There are 16,000 acres of land on the site.

West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. The fort was dedicated in 1802.

History of West Point

The site was selected by George Washington and the fortifications were designed in 1778 by Thaddeus Kosciuszko[?]. General Washington considered West Point one of the most important positions on the continent. The high ground above a narrow "s" curve in the Hudson River enabled the Continental Army to control the vital river traffic. He felt that they could have split the colonies in two if they gained control of this land.


West Point is also the name of places in some other states of the USA:

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