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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

U.S. Military Academy

 
 
U.S. Military Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
1. U.S. Military Academy Marker
Inscription.
U.S. Military Academy
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark
Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1960

 
Erected 1960 by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 41° 23.644′ N, 73° 57.509′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Washington Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at Trophy Point at the U.S. Military Academy. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Trophy Point (here, next to this marker); Wars That Shaped the Nation (a few steps from this marker); Beat Navy Tunnel (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Thayer (within shouting distance of this marker); 150 Pounder Armstrong Gun Captured at Fort Fisher, North Carolina – January 15, 1865
Marker at the U.S. Military Academy image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
2. Marker at the U.S. Military Academy
Marker is located at Trophy Point at the USMA. Cannons captured during the Mexican War can be seen in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 8 Inch (150-pounder) Armstrong Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Sherburne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Douglas MacArthur (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  United States Military Academy website. (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
The Plain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
3. The Plain
Marker is found across the street from "The Plain" at the Military Academy. The statue of Gen. Eisenhower can be seen in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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