Orient in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Originally the Inn of Lt. Constant Booth built circa 1740 on Sterling Creek in the Village of Sterling (Greenport). Moved about 1810 to North Road and became home of Orange Webb. Later acquired by George R. Latham and again moved in 1955 to Orient via barge. In the year 1757, Col. George Washington stopped at this Inn en route Boston to Virginia.
Erected by Oysterponds Historical Society, Inc.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1740.
Location. 41° 8.322′ N, 72° 18.221′ W. Marker is in Orient, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Village Lane south of Orchard Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on left side of Village Lane entrance to Poquatuck Park. The Webb House itself is located inside the park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1440 Village Lane, Orient NY 11957, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as Poquatuck Park (a few steps from this marker); The Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Orient WWII Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Orient Point Schoolhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orient WWI Memorial (about 700 feet away); Slaves Burying Ground (approx. 0.7 miles away); Trumans Beach (approx. 0.8 miles away); Peaken's Tavern (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orient.
Regarding Webb House. The Webb House is located inside Poquatuck Park, about 1/2 block west of Village Lane.
Also see . . .
1. Webb House.
Webb House was moved to its location in Poquatuck Park in 1955 and is set up as an an 18th-century tavern, furnished with a remarkable collection of antiques, portraits, and maritime art. (Submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Historic Orange Webb House, Orient.
This link presents a post card picture of the Webb House. (Submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. The moving of Web House to its location at Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient, NY.
youtube video of the elaborate 1955 procedure moving the Webb House to its current location in Poquatuck Park. (Submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
4. Webb House Period Rooms.
History of the Webb House, along with photographs of the exhibits within.(Submitted on June 14, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.