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Fort Tryon

 
 
Fort Tryon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 9, 2011
1. Fort Tryon Marker
Inscription.
1776            1909
Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission

On this hill top stood
Fort Tryon
the northern out work of
Fort Washington.
Its gallant defence against
The Hessian Troops
by
The Maryland and Virginia
Regiment
16 November 1776
was shared by
Margaret Corbin
the first American woman
to take a soldier’s part
in the War for Liberty

Erected under the auspices of
the American Scenic and Histoic
Preservation Society
through the generosity of
C. K. G. Billings

 
Erected by American Scenic and Histoic Preservation Society.
 
Location. 40° 51.706′ N, 73° 55.965′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Margaret Corbin Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in Fort Tryon Park, just past the New Leaf Café. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Tryon Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Margaret Cochran Corbin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel William Baxter (approx. half a mile away); Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
Fort Tryon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 9, 2011
2. Fort Tryon Marker
After the 1776 Battle of Fort Washington, the British named this area for Major General Sir William Tryon, the last British governor of New York. Many years later, the road through the park was named for an American heroine of the battle, Margaret Corbin.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Hessian Military Hut (approx. 0.7 miles away); Highest Point on Manhattan (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Washington (approx. 0.7 miles away); Robert Magaw Defended this Position (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Fort Washington, November 16, 1776 at Fort Washington, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on April 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle for Fort Washington. (Submitted on April 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Fort Washington. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on April 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Tryon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 9, 2011
3. Fort Tryon Marker
Marker in Fort Tryon Marker Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 9, 2011
4. Marker in Fort Tryon Marker Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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