New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Tryon Park
This historic area and its surroundings were developed and presented to the people of the City of New York in 1935 by John. D. Rockefeller, Jr. The adjacent hilltop, and outpost of Fort Washington, was gallantly defended in November 1776 by the Maryland and Virginia Regiment. After its capture, it was named Fort Tryon in honor of the last English civil governor of New York.
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Fort Tryon Park
Location. 40° 51.69′ N, 73° 56.013′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Margaret Corbin Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in Fort Tryon Park, at the south end of Linden Terrace. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Margaret Cochran Corbin (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel William Baxter Highest Point on Manhattan (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Washington (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Hessian Military Hut (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 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Battle for Fort Washington. (Submitted on April 10, 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 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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