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Fort Independence Park

 
 
Fort Independence Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
1. Fort Independence Park Marker
Inscription.
“King’s Bridge and the heights adjacent, of the utmost importance to the communication between New York and the mainland, & to the security of the Hudson, were reconnoitered by Washington on horseback about June 16, 1776. By direction of the Commander-in-Chief, breast works were thrown up for the defense of the bridge, and an advanced work (subsequently called Fort Independence) was built beyond it, on the hill near this spot commanding Spyt Den Deivel Creek.”
 
Location. 40° 52.886′ N, 73° 53.775′ W. Marker is in Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. Marker is at the intersection of Sedgwick Avenue and Giles Place, on the right when traveling north on Sedgwick Avenue. Click for map. Marker is on the gatepost at the entrance to Fort Independence playground. Marker is in this post office area: Bronx NY 10463, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Number Four (approx. half a mile away); Algernon Sydney Sullivan (approx. 0.6 miles away); Van Cortlandt Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Van Cortlandt House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cortlandt House (approx. 0.7 miles away);
Fort Independence Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
2. Fort Independence Park Marker
The Fort Independence Park marker can be seen on the gatepost on the right. A second marker on the left gatepost is missing.
Adoption of the Constitution (approx. 0.7 miles away); Prison Window (approx. 0.7 miles away); Major General Porter (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bronx.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Sedgwick Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
3. Marker on Sedgwick Avenue
Second Fort Independence Marker (Missing) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
4. Second Fort Independence Marker (Missing)
A second marker for Fort Independence was located on the north gatepost. It disappeared years ago.
Fort Independence Playground image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
5. Fort Independence Playground
The marker is located at the entrance to the Fort Independence Playground.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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