Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Watering Place
Near this spot early colonial navigators replenished their ships’ supply of water from a spring well known to those anchoring inside the Narrows before the year 1623.
The Richmond County Chapter,
the American Revolution,
place this tablet to mark
the earliest historical spot
on Staten Island.
Erected 1925 by Daughters of the American Revolution - Richmond County Chapter.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 40° 38.25′ N, 74° 4.577′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Bay Street and Victory Blvd., on the right when traveling south on Bay Street. Marker is located in Tompkinsville Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hiker (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel D. Tompkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Giovanni Verrazzano (approx. 0.3 miles away); Commodore John Barry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Staten Island World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1917 - In Commemoration - 1918 (approx. 0.8 miles away); New Brighton World War II Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Neville House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
Categories. • Colonial Era •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.