Goshen in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Signal Fires
War Of The Revolution
Erected 1910 by Daughters Of The American Revolution Minisink Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 41° 21.596′ N, 74° 19.871′ W. Marker is in Goshen, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Forthill Road half a mile south of Conklingtown Road, on the right when traveling south. Across road from the dairy barns of the farm it is on the property of (Phil Johnson's dairy farm--which may soon be sold to developers). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 58 Forthill Road, Goshen NY 10924, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Stone Schoolhouse (approx. 1˝ miles away); Randallville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Florida (approx. 2 miles away); Welcome to Chester William H. Seward (approx. 2.3 miles away); William Henry Seward (approx. 2.3 miles away); Florida Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
More about this marker. Limestone tablet cemented in a fieldstone dome.
Regarding Site of Signal Fires. During the American Revolution signal fires were used to relay information 20-30 miles away or more. This one communicated with another signal fire post on the eastern side of the Hudson River, atop Mount Beacon in Dutchess County.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2018, by John Patrick Seekamp of Florida, New York 10921. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 5, 2018, by John Patrick Seekamp of Florida, New York 10921. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.