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Port Jervis in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Decker

 
 
Fort Decker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
1. Fort Decker Marker
Inscription. Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant burned this stone house owned by Lieutenant Martinus Decker in July 1779 before the Battle of Minisink.

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
 
Erected by New York State.
 
Location. 41° 22.709′ N, 74° 42.085′ W. Marker is in Port Jervis, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on W Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Jervis NY 12771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Burned by Indians (a few steps from this marker); Decker Fort (a few steps from this marker); Tow Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); Port Jervis (approx. half a mile away); Toll House (approx. half a mile away); Banach Olympic Circle (approx. half a mile away); Delaware River (approx. half a mile away in Pennsylvania); Mid – Delaware (approx. 0.6 miles away in Pennsylvania). Click for a list of all markers in Port Jervis.
 
More about this marker. The marker features a map of New York State with Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites indicated. It has a caption of “The Revolutionary War Heritage Trail links historic sites that tell the story of New York’s decisive role
Marker in Port Jervis image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
2. Marker in Port Jervis
in America’s fight for independence.”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers that follow the July 1779 raid made by Joseph Brant’s Mohawks and Tories and the subsequent Battle of Minisink.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Minisink. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Fort Decker, Port Jervis, New York. Port Jervis website. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on W Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
3. Marker on W Main Street
Fort Decker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
4. Fort Decker
This 18th century house was burned by Brant's men in July 1779.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 876 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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