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Highland Falls in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Warner Sisters
 
Warner Sisters Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2010
1. Warner Sisters Marker
 
Inscription. After the death of their father, Susan (1819-1885) and Ann (1824-1915) Warner lived and worked on Constitution Island on the Hudson, gardening, writing popular books and famous song “Jesus Loves Me.”

They regularly administered to the free religious study of the West Point cadets. During winter they stayed in Highland Falls. Both are buried in the West Point Cemetery.
 
Erected 2006 by Daughters of the U.S. Army and the Local Development Corporation.
 
Location. 41° 22.345′ N, 73° 57.865′ W. Marker is in Highland Falls, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Cozzens Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highland Falls NY 10928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capt. Molly Corbin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Army Mule (within shouting distance of this marker); Abrams Gate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USMA Iraq and Afghanistan Deaths (about 300 feet away); Iranian Hostage Reunion (about 300 feet away); The Long Gray Line (about 300 feet away); Buttermilk Falls (about 600 feet away); Andre Cavaro Lucas (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Highland Falls.
 
Warner Sisters Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2010
2. Warner Sisters Marker
 
 
Marker in Highland Falls Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2010
3. Marker in Highland Falls
 
 
Graves of the Warner Sisters Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
4. Graves of the Warner Sisters
As stated on the marker, Susan and Anna Warner are buried in nearby West Point Cemetery. This required special permission from the Secretary of War.
 
 
Grave of Anna Warner Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
5. Grave of Anna Warner
Anna B. Warner
Author of
words to hymn
“Jesus Loves Me”

Jesus loves me. This I know.
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong.
They are weak, but He is strong.
 
 
Constitution Island Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
6. Constitution Island
Constitution Island was the home of the Warner family from 1836 until Anna's death in 1915. It is seen here from Trophy Point in the US Military Academy.
 
 
Warner Sisters House on Constitution Island Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, September 24, 2011
7. Warner Sisters House on Constitution Island
The house that the Warner sisters lived in still stands on Constitution Island on the east side of the Hudson River.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 728 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on September 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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