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Suffern in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Soldier’s Monument

 
 
Soldier’s Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
1. Soldier’s Monument Marker
Inscription.
The ground at this intersection, “Historic Crossroads of the American Revolution,” had long been a grassy triangle. In 1908 Charles E. Suffern gave the village this cannon, and the stone wall was built around it. Some residents, disliking the new triangle, nicknamed it “Porter’s Fort” after the mayor and tried to have it removed. In 1921 the soldier’s statue was erected. The names of those who served our country since World War I are listed.
Suffern Chamber of Commerce

 
Erected by The Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.894′ N, 74° 8.973′ W. Marker is in Suffern, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Lafayette Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located in a triangle of land at the intersection of Lafayette and Washington Avenues. Marker is in this post office area: Suffern NY 10901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Cannon “Independence”
Soldier’s Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
2. Soldier’s Monument
The Soldier’s Monument and the cannon mentioned on the marker can be seen in this photo. The marker is located behind the soldier statue.
(a few steps from this marker); Rochambeau’s Encampment (a few steps from this marker); Horse Watering Trough (a few steps from this marker); Suffern’s Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Suffern Grammar School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Suffern's Depot, 1841-1941 (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Brake Shoe Foundry (approx. 0.8 miles away in New Jersey); Hopper Gristmill Site (approx. 1.1 miles away in New Jersey). Click for a list of all markers in Suffern.
 
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Closeup of Soldier on the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
3. Closeup of Soldier on the Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 8 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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