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Sagaponack in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spider Legged Mill

 
 
Spider Legged Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 26, 2017
1. Spider Legged Mill Marker
Inscription.  
Site of the spider legged mill
to which Major Cochrane tied
William Russell during
the Revolution and ordered
him whipped until bloodied

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 55.725′ N, 72° 16.722′ W. Marker is in Sagaponack, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Sagg Main Street and Sagaponack Road, on the right when traveling south on Sagg Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack NY 11962, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poxabogue Windmill (approx. ¾ mile away); Bridgehampton Founders Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wick's Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Auto Races (approx. 1.3 miles away); Triangular Commons (approx. 1.3 miles away); Town of East Hampton (approx. 1.4 miles away); Indian Landmark Buc-Usk-Kil (approx. 4 miles away); Water Mill Rolls of Honor (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Did Major John André Whip William Russell in Sagaponack? (Dan's Papers, 12/3/16)
Spider Legged Mill Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 26, 2017
2. Spider Legged Mill Marker - Wide View
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this page online
. Article describing how the original marker, with wording identical to the current version, disappeared and was replaced with a version that juxtaposed the names of the two persons involved, which was then sometime later replaced with the current, correct version. Unfortunately , the article provides little additional information regarding the event. (Submitted on December 8, 2017.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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