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

Wihlahoosa Cave

 
 
Wihlahoosa Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bruce T. Crandall, circa May 1965
1. Wihlahoosa Cave Marker
Inscription. Major Johannesa Decker, wounded by Indians of Brant's raiding party, escaped by hiding in the cave above July 20, 1779.
 
Erected 1936 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 41° 22.769′ N, 74° 39.247′ W. Marker is in Port Jervis, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Neversink Drive (County Route 80). Click for map. Northeast of Port Jarvis Golf Course. Marker is in this post office area: Port Jervis NY 12771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Raid (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Indian Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Indian Raid (approx. one mile away); Decker Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Fort Van Auken (approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Old Mine Road (approx. 1.5 miles away); Oldest Church (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Jervis.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bruce T. Crandall of Goshen, New York. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Bruce T. Crandall of Goshen, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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