New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
At the British artillery park near this site Nathan Hale, Captain in the U.S. Army, Yale graduate of 1773, apprehended within enemy lines while seeking information was executed on the morning of September 22, 1776. His last words were “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”.
Erected by Mary Washington Colonial Chapter D.A.R., and the Yale Club of New York.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 22, 1776.
Location. 40° 45.23′ N, 73° 58.647′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Vanderbilt Avenue and East 44th Street, on the right when traveling south on Vanderbilt Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Vanderbilt Eagle (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 230 Park Avenue Grand Central Terminal (about 600 feet away); FDNY - 150 Years (about 600 feet away); "The Kneeling Fireman" (about 600 feet away); Bowery Savings Bank Building (about 800 feet away); The Fred F. French Building (about 800 feet away); The Bronxville Eagle (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The actual site of Nathan Hale's hanging is open to debate. There are at least two other locations given.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3. submitted on October 14, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.