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Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Stone House

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
 
Old Stone House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
1. Old Stone House Marker
Inscription. During the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, Maryland continental soldiers under General William Alexander waged a crucial battle at this site. This Dutch farmhouse has been reconstructed.
 
Erected by New York State.
 
Location. 40° 40.358′ N, 73° 59.041′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in Byrne Park. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Old Stone House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Brooklyn (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland Heroes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maryland Regiment Burial Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Marquis de Lafayette (approx. 0.7 miles away); Defenders of the Union (approx. ¾ mile away); Line of Defense (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. The marker features a map of New York State with Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites indicated. It has
Marker in Brooklyn 's Byrne Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
2. Marker in Brooklyn 's Byrne Park
a caption of “The Revolutionary War Heritage Trail links historic sites that tell the story of New York’s decisive role in America’s fight for independence.”
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Old Stone House. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, 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 November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
3. Old Stone House
The Maryland Regiment under General William Alexander (Lord Stirling) held off the British troops on August 27, 1776, allowing the bulk of the American Army to escape to Brooklyn Heights.
Vechte-Cortelyou House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
4. Vechte-Cortelyou House
At the end of the August 27, 1776 battle, 256 Maryland soldiers lay dead in front of this house. Only 10 escaped across the Gowanus Creek to Brooklyn Heights.
Diorama of Fighting at Old Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
5. Diorama of Fighting at Old Stone House
This diorama of the Marylanders battling the British troops at the Stone House during the Battle of Brooklyn is on display in the Stone House.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,467 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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