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

Stony Point State Park

 
 
Stony Point State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
1. Stony Point State Park Marker
This gateway marks the entrance to Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site. It is flanked by two panels.
Inscription.
Left Tablet:
Stony Point
A British Outpost
commanding the King’s Ferry
Assaulted and taken
July 15-16, 1779
by the Corps of light infantry
commanded by
Anthony Wayne
Renamed Fort Wayne
Acquired by the State of New York
1897
The American Scenic and Historic
Preservation Society
custodians.

Right Tablet:
The Society Daughters of the Revolution of the State of New York erected this gateway gratefully commemorating the sacrifices of patriots for American Independence and their gallant action at this place Dedicated and presented to the State October second 1909
 
Erected 1909 by The Society Daughters of the Revolution of the State of New York.
 
Location. 41° 14.463′ N, 73° 58.614′ W. Marker is in Stony Point, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Battlefield Road when traveling east. Touch 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 State Historic Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Defenses: The Outer Works (about 500 feet away); "I … imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner."
Left Panel of Gateway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
2. Left Panel of Gateway
Text of this panel can be seen above.
(about 500 feet away); The American Strategy (about 600 feet away); 17th British Regiment of Foot (about 600 feet away); Stony Point Battlefield (about 600 feet away); Capture of Stony Point (about 600 feet away); The British Occupy Stony Point (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stony Point.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This series of markers follow the walking tour of the Stony Point Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Stoney Point. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Storming of Stony Point. Sons of the American Revolution. (Submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Right Panel of Gateway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
3. Right Panel of Gateway
Text of this panel can be seen above.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 883 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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