Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Townsend Burying Ground
Buried here are John Townsend 1668; Robert Townsend, “Culper, Jr.” (1753 – 1838) of General Washington’s intelligence service and his sister Sally Townsend (1761 – 1842) both instrumental in the disclosure of the Benedict Arnold – John André plot to surrender West Point to the British in 1780. Cemetery owned by the Town of Oyster Bay.
Erected by The Friends of Raynham Hall Incorporated.
Location. 40° 52.185′ N, 73° 31.945′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Simcoe Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in a cemetery located behind the easternmost house on Simcoe Street. Marker is in this post office area: Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Townsend (a few steps from this marker); Fortified Hill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The British Occupation (about 700 feet away); Earle-Wightman House Museum (about 700 feet away); Raynham Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Raynham Hall Museum The Culper Spy Ring (approx. 0.2 miles away); The great chain hoax . . . . (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oyster Bay.
Also see . . . The Culper Gang. Spy Letters of the American Revolution. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary •
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