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Pine Island in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Drowned Lands”

 
 
“Drowned Lands” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, May 8, 2010
1. “Drowned Lands” Marker
Inscription. Black dirt formed 12,000 yrs. ago in a glacial lake. Hearty farmers drained the swamp by hand. Their work made “Pine Island” the top onion area for the past 50 years.
 
Erected by Friends of the Drowned Lands.
 
Location. 41° 17.816′ N, 74° 27.836′ W. Marker is in Pine Island, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Pine Island Turnpike (County Route 1) 0.1 miles west of Pulaski Highway (County Route 6), on the right. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 664 Pine Island Turnpike, Pine Island, NY 10969, Pine Island NY 10969, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amity Church (approx. 2 miles away); Edenville (approx. 3.1 miles away); Spanktown School (approx. 4.2 miles away); Price's Switch Schoolhouse (approx. 4.8 miles away in New Jersey); Orange County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Masonic Lodge (approx. 4.8 miles away); Minisink Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Drowned Lands of the Wallkill. As recorded in History of Sussex and Warren Co., NJ, By James P. Snell, 1881
Transcribed by Joe Bartolotta, February 2004 (Submitted on May 16, 2010.)
Looking east towards “Drowned Lands” Marker & St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, May 8, 2010
2. Looking east towards “Drowned Lands” Marker & St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church Cemetery
 

2. The Black Dirt Region. A short Wikipedia article on the area. (Submitted on May 16, 2010.) 

3. Drowned Lands of the Wallkill. (Submitted on May 17, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.)
4. Wikipedia entry for the Black Dirt Region. (Submitted on May 17, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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