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Stony Point in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

King’s Ferry

 
 
King’s Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
1. King’s Ferry Marker
A vital crossing point on the Hudson River during the Revolutionary War, King's Ferry connected Verplanck’s Point on the east bank with Stony Point on the west.
Inscription.
Here the American and French armies, under Generals Washington and Rochambeau, crossed the Hudson River in August 1781 enroute to capture Cornwallis in Yorktown, Va.

N.Y.S. Organization Daughters of the American Revolution

 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
Location. 41° 14.606′ N, 73° 59.173′ W. Marker is in Stony Point, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of N Liberty Drive (U.S. 9W) and Lighthouse Ct., on the right when traveling north on N Liberty Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stony Point NY 10980, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stony Point Battlefield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stony Point State Park (approx. half a mile away); Fraser’s Highlanders (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); British Defenses: The Outer Works (approx. 0.6
Marker on N Liberty Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
2. Marker on N Liberty Drive
King's Ferry was the closest crossing point on the Hudson River to British-occupied New York City. It served as a transfer point for American troops, supplies and communications throughout the war, and was the scene of several military engagements.
miles away); The American Strategy (approx. 0.6 miles away); 17th British Regiment of Foot (approx. 0.6 miles away); "I … imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner." (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stony Point.
 
Also see . . .  King’s Ferry. (Submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Site of King’s Ferry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
3. Site of King’s Ferry
This photo, taken from Stony Point Battlefield, shows the site of the ferry between Stony Point on the left of the Hudson River and Verplanck's point on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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