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Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Stirling
 
Fort Stirling Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
1. Fort Stirling Marker
 
Inscription. This tablet marks the site of Fort Stirling. On this bluff in the spring of 1776, it formed one of a chain of redoubts built in Brooklyn opposite New York. This work fell into the hands of the British during the Battle of Long Island and was thereafter garrisoned by the Hessian troops until victory by the American Army led to the evacuation of New York November 25th, 1788.
 
Erected 1924 by Fort Greene Chapter Daughters of the Revolution.
 
Location. 40° 41.907′ N, 73° 59.789′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Clark Street and Columbia Heights, on the right when traveling west on Clark Street. Click for map. Marker is found at the Clark Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights promenade. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 155 - 157 - 159 Willow Street (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims (approx. 0.2 miles away); Four Chimneys (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of the Saviour (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eagle Warehouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walt Whitman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brooklyn Heights Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Fort Stirling Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
2. Fort Stirling Marker
 

 
More about this marker. An image of a cannon barrel appears at the bottom of the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776 at Long Island, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Brooklyn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
3. Brooklyn Marker
 
 
Marker on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
4. Marker on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 902 times since then. Last updated on July 16, 2010, by Todd Florio of Brooklyn, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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