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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Wadsworth

 
 
Fort Wadsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
1. Fort Wadsworth Marker
Inscription.
This strategic coastal location
at the Narrows was used as the
staging ground for the massive
British invasion of Brooklyn
in August 1776.

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Location. 40° 36.299′ N, 74° 3.337′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is on Hudson Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in the Fort Wadsworth Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defending New York Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Tompkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Weed (within shouting distance of this marker); Verrazano – Narrows Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Duane (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dry Moat and Counterscarp (about 300 feet away); Historic Fort Wadsworth (about 400 feet away); Fort Wadsworth / (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Staten Island.
 
More about this marker. The marker features a map of
Marker in Fort Wadsworth image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
2. Marker in Fort Wadsworth
The fortifications at this location were first constructed by the Dutch in the 1600s. They were later expanded by the British, who occupied this site during the American Revolution.
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 in America’s fight for independence.”
 
Also see . . .  Fort Wadsworth. Staten Island USA website. (Submitted on August 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Wadsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
3. Fort Wadsworth Marker
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and Fort Wadsworth can be seen in the background of this photo.
Fort Wadsworth image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
4. Fort Wadsworth
This Staten Island fort, located on the Hudson River in front of the marker, has the longest continuous military history in the county.
Marker on the Hudson River image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
5. Marker on the Hudson River
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 7 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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