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

Colonel Thayer

 
 
Colonel Thayer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
1. Colonel Thayer Marker
Inscription.
Father
of the
Military Academy

 
Erected 1883.
 
Location. 41° 23.623′ N, 73° 57.539′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Washington Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located on the Plain 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. Beat Navy Tunnel (here, next to this marker); Superintendant's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Military Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Trophy Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Wars That Shaped the Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas MacArthur (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 150 Pounder Armstrong Gun Captured at Fort Fisher, North Carolina – January 15, 1865 (about 400 feet away); 8 Inch (150-pounder) Armstrong Gun (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Sylvanus Thayer. Civil War Interactive website. (Submitted on September 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Sylvanus Thayer Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
2. Sylvanus Thayer Monument
This white granite monument was sculpted by Carl Conrad.
Closeup of Thayer Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
3. Closeup of Thayer Statue
Sylvanus Thayer (USMA Class of 1808) served as Superintendent of West Point from 1817 to 1833. The monument was dedicated 50 years later.
Detail of Thayer Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
4. Detail of Thayer Monument
Colonel Thayer Statue on the Plain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 2, 2012
5. Colonel Thayer Statue on the Plain
Grave of Sylvanus Thayer image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
6. Grave of Sylvanus Thayer
Sylvanus Thayer is buried at West Point Cemetery, about a mile north of the marker.
Sylvanus Thayer image. Click for full size.
From Wikipedia
7. Sylvanus Thayer
Painting of Sylvanus Thayer by Robert Weir.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 788 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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