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

Washington Tree

 
 
Washington Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 18, 2010
1. Washington Tree Marker
Inscription.
On this site stood the walnut
tree where under its branches
Gen. George Washington
paid his troops.
1779

 
Erected 2010 by Historical Society of the Palisades Interstate Park Region.
 
Location. 41° 13.097′ N, 73° 59.154′ W. Marker is in Stony Point, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of S Liberty Drive (U.S. 9W) and Hoke Drive, on the right when traveling north on S Liberty Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 148 S Liberty Drive, Stony Point NY 10980, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Treason House (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. A. H. Hay (approx. mile away); Stony Point 9-11 Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Stony Point Cannon Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Stony Point Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Stony Point Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); Calico Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stony Point.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Route 9W image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 18, 2010
2. Marker on Route 9W
When the American Walnut tree mentioned on the marker was cut down, much of it was made into furniture which survives today. The stump of the tree remained for many years, but is now gone as well.
Marker in Stony Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 18, 2010
3. Marker in Stony Point
Washington paid his men after the July 15, 1779 Battle of Stony Point, where Gen. Anthony Wayne led a successful night attack on British forces at a fort on the Hudson River. The battlefield is located about 1½ miles north of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 9 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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