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

Old West Point Gates

 
 
Old West Point Gates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
1. Old West Point Gates Marker
Inscription. This gate, and the cemetery gate further along Washington Road, were the main gates to West Point during the last half of the nineteenth century. These intricately detailed cast iron gates and posts are rare survivors of early exterior decorative ironwork at West Point.
 
Location. 41° 23.828′ N, 73° 58.005′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Washington Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the West Point Cemetery, near the Old Cadet Chapel. 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. Dade and his Command (a few steps from this marker); Margaret Corbin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Cadet Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Margaret Corbin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anderson Memorial Fountain (about 800 feet away); USMA Class of 1952 Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Thomas Shea, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Lt. Louis J. Storck (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made Features
 
Marker at West Point Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
2. Marker at West Point Cemetery
This marker is at the main (southern) entrance to the West Point Cemetery.
Old West Point Gates image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
3. Old West Point Gates
Identical Old West Point Gates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
4. Identical Old West Point Gates Marker
This identical marker is located at the gate at the northern end of the West Point Cemetery.
Northern Cemetery Gates image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
5. Northern Cemetery Gates
West Point Cemetery Gates image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
6. West Point Cemetery Gates
One hundred years ago, these gates were the main gates to West Point. The intricate detail mentioned on the marker can be seen in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 993 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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