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Port Jervis in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Fort Van Auken

 
 
Fort Van Auken Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marlena (van Auken) Gilbert, May 2011
1. Fort Van Auken Marker
Inscription. Unsuccessfully attacked by Mohawks and Tories led by Joseph Brant in raid on this valley, July 20, 1779
 
Erected by Town of Deerpark.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 41° 22.205′ N, 74° 40.267′ W. Marker was in Port Jervis, New York, in Orange County. Marker could be reached from Country Club Drive. Click for map. Marker is currently being stored for repair in the historic Huguenot schoolhouse in the Town of Deer Park, NY. The correct location for this marker is at the Port Jervis, NY, country club, which is the historic site of Fort Van Auken. Marker was in this post office area: Port Jervis NY 12771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Decker Fort (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Mine Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian Raid (approx. ¾ mile away); Cole’s Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); Machackemech Burying Ground (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Indian Raid (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oldest Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Jervis.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
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